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.

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 6 756 0990
Address 2879 Egmont Road
Egmont National Park 4386
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