Tramper in the snow on the way up to the summit of Mount Holdsworth
Image: Brian Dobbie | ©



The classic Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit is a two to three day tramp involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park.
  • One of the four classic tramps in the Tararuas. 
  • Reach the open tops of the Tararuas within a few hours walk from a road end. 
  • From the top of Mount Holdsworth savour 360 degree views of the greater Wellington region.

24 km loop

Seasonal restrictions

The annual Atiwhakatu Trailblazer mountain biking fun ride is held in January each year. The exact date will be advised closer to the time.

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

Stay safe in the outdoors


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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