At the Urchin Trig, looking out onto Mt Tongariro and the cone of Mt Ngauruhoe.
Image: Kim Turia | DOC



Mount Urchin offers an easily accessible wilderness of beautiful beech forest, incredible views and a real alpine environment.

6.6 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

3–4 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.


Turangi Office
Phone:   +64 7 384 7106
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   3 Town Centre
Turangi 3334
Postal Address:   Private Bag 2
Turangi 3353
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