Round the Mountain Track
Image: Eduardo Villouta Stengl | ©

Introduction

The Round the Mountain Track showcases the varied volcanic landscapes and alpine vegetation on the flanks of the active volcano Mount Ruapehu. It's a more remote alternative to the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk.
  • Explore diverse landscapes ranging from mountain beech forest, tussock country and alpine herb fields; to glacial river gorges and gushing waterfalls; and the Rangipo Desert with its wind sculptured sands and volcanic rock.
  • Marvel at the volcanic forces that have forged this wild and beautiful landscape over hundreds of thousands of years.

66.2 km loop

Walking and tramping

4 - 6 days Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Waihohonu Hut and Campsite require advance booking in the Great Walks season.

Dog access

No dogs

Stay safe in the outdoors

Contacts

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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