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nice walk

nice easy walk through the mountain scrubs. some lovely views. takes about two hours but easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Napier, New Zealand
Love this walk.

We really enjoyed this walk even with the rain. Wasnt to hard although a moderate level of fitness... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bruce Road | Tongariro National Park, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

nice easy walk through the mountain scrubs. some lovely views. takes about two hours but easy walking

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaneneKerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this walk even with the rain. Wasnt to hard although a moderate level of fitness is required. Some beautiful sights along the way then you are met with the magnificiant falls. It was rainy and misty when we did it however we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LynseyUK55
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This was a nice walk, although not brilliantly signposted, we weren't sure how long left we had until we reached the Silica Rapids. It wasn't too much of a struggle, as the walk is well developed. A nice thing to do in the area with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank beanieburn
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Headed out for this walk on a snowed in day, what an awesome adventure. The walk is not overly difficult ( however our party are all pretty fit), we managed to finish it in around 1.5 hours, the paths are well marked the views are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BrettH1300
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This hike is more challenging than the guide book says, but it is very worthwhile with beautiful views, asounding plants and trees and geological sites, streams and spectacular colors: of the stone, of the water, of the plants. Definitely try it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 89thst
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had a really good hike to see the rapids. Took around 2 hours to get to end of trail and then hike the road back to the car. We thought the road would be faster than backtracking on the trail, would have probably been...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank C5951XDrachaelb
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Great to see the Silica rapids well worth a walk but unfortunately more than 2ks on the side of the road not great. We didn’t , we drove to the top track and did the return back to the car. The rapids and scenery to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank E9286FOkeithw
Reviewed 14 March 2018

This is a nice enough walk but beware that it is uphill most of the way to the rapids then down the road on the way back. We preferred Taranaki Falls although the latter was much more crowded.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jo G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Breathtaking beauty around every turn! Everything was so lush and green and moss covered, there are waterfalls and rapids everywhere, you hear rushing water even when you can’t see it. A relaxing and gorgeous walk, if you love taking photos like I do it can...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I walked in from the Whakapapa information centre end. Only person on the trail and the scenery was vast ranging from walking over board walks to through forest. Great signage giving valuable bits of information about the area and the “why”.. took 1hr and 15...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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13 November 2018|
Response from BrettH1300 | Reviewed this property |
@dicover3...absolutely it is a gentle walking track