Mt Taranaki and Ahukawakawa swamp
Image: Bev Bacon | DOC



Wind across the lower slopes of Mt Taranaki – discover towering cliffs, a mighty waterfall, a sphagnum moss swamp and stunning views on this day walk version of the popular 2–3 day Pouakai Circuit.

19 km one way

Walking and tramping

7 hr 30 min - 9 hr 30 min Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

Sections of this track can become impassable in winter conditions due to snow and ice. Check with Egmont National Park Visitor Centre for up to date track conditions.

Dog access

No dogs

Stay safe in the outdoors


Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 756 0990
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   2879 Egmont Rd
Egmont National Park
Postal Address:   PO Box 462
New Plymouth 4340
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