Ohakune area short walk

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Explore the forest on these short walks in Ohakune.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

15 min return | 1 hr loop Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Mangawhero Forest Walk

Time: 1 hr, 3 km loop

After crossing the Mangawhero River, the track leads into a forest of kāmahi, broadleaf and five finger, with giant rimu, mataī and kahikatea reaching 30 metres or more above the forest floor. Immediately after passing through a cut log the track crosses a large volcanic crater. At its highest point, the track crosses Ohakune Mountain Road.

Rimu Walk

Time: 15 min return

This track loops off the Mangawhero Forest Walk. It meanders gently through an understorey of ground ferns and kāmahi and criss-crosses a quiet mountain stream. It is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Getting there

The tracks begin opposite the DOC Ohakune Base at the bottom of the Ohakune Mountain Road.


Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 892 3729
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   tongarirovc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Whakapapa Village
State Highway 48
Mount Ruapehu
Postal Address:   PO Box 71029
Whakapapa Village
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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