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Silica Rapids Track

Bruce Road | Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
+64 7-892 3729
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Go in a loop and see the colours in the clay

Silica rapids is yet another great, free attraction Tongariro has to offer. This one has no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rebecca N
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Adelaide, Australia
Colourful rapids

We enjoyed our walk along this trail with it’s varied scenery. You will get to see the rapids in a... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Grembo
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Grenoble, France
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bruce Road | Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silica rapids is yet another great, free attraction Tongariro has to offer. This one has no tourists (yay) but it's high up so it would be nasty cold in winter. Go for a nice easy stroll through boardwalks and some stairs, other than that just...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk along this trail with it’s varied scenery. You will get to see the rapids in a variety of colours as you go along the trail. There is nothing difficult about the trail, the climbs are not particularly steep, and there are...More

Thank Grembo
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Wear decent footwear for this undulating short hike on volcanic terrain. There is good interpretative signage at the springs.

Thank JJawandering
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

The silica rapids are interesting and have a certain unique beauty but are not stunning. The walk has a number of informative panels to read which is a nice touch. Well maintained track. I recommend starting at the upper end; go up Bruce road past...More

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Easy walk, amazing landscape changes. Spectacular colors and contrasts. I did it first thing in the morning, and loved the peace and tranquility!

Thank CGOMEZF
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a nice 2 hour walk through Tongariro National Park. It is an easy track with beautiful scenery

Thank kiwitraveler92
Reviewed 18 June 2017

A nice walk through the forest and do remember to take the side trek half way where you can see the rapids. Do not miss this. Nice wooden walkway where you can see Mt.Doom in a distant.

Thank David_TanPuchong
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you have an hour or two to spare this is a good way of introducing yourself to this volcanic landscape. The walk is varied with bush, swamp (boardwalk) and open country. DOC has placed helpful panels explaining the botany, geology and - in the...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We decided to do this track because the weather forecast was not good for the day crossing hike of Tongariro. We did the loop from the skotel and finished the other way around.

Thank André B
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice walk, a good deal of which is nicely shaded and sling a stream. The high points are several series of quite spectacular rapids, some of which are red because of iron in the water, others of which are white because...More

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