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.
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.
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|
State Highway 48
PO Box 71029
Mount Ruapehu 3951
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Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.