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I was surprised there weren't more reviews for this little spot. It's not the most clearly marked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
allison22711
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Suitable for family with young children

Suitable target to set for a family with young children. This walk is not too tedious, and the... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Henry C
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Suitable target to set for a family with young children. This walk is not too tedious, and the starting point is also near to the carpark, where the entrance to the chairlifts are.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised there weren't more reviews for this little spot. It's not the most clearly marked path, but stay to the left past the ski lodge, and you'll see the trail. It's a pretty short walk to the top to get some epic views!...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Suitable target to set for a family with young children. This walk is not too tedious, and the starting point is also near to the carpark, where the entrance to the chairlifts are.

2  Thank Henry C
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Since the upper chairlift to the Skyline track was closed, we took this short climb instead and got great views of the strange volcanic landscape.

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a fairly high elevation of over 1100m, so even in December on a 20oC day it was freezing and windy up there. Worth every minute but hire a decent wind-breaking jacket or bring your own. Don't wear shorts! Some parts of this one...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Short walk to get to a great view! Not well signposted but the track is easy enough to follow. Starts to the left of the chairlift at the whakapapa ski field.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I was travelling with my husband and 19 yr old son, both massive Lord of the Rings fans, so we had to visit Mead's Wall to see Mt Doom and Mordor. The scenery is amazing! It is a short walk on a gravel track from...More

1  Thank Lea016
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Climbed this ridge at ski lift ctr. Well worth the short climb apparently the views were used in the "gates of Mordor"scenes from Lotr. Views stunning down the valley and the obvious volcanic landscape , you can see why it was chosen.

Thank andyjbale
Reviewed 2 February 2017

short walk from car park but dont get too close to the edge on a windy day. The whole area there in summer is interesting

Thank 557jill557
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This site is less than a 5 minute walk from the lower liftchair at the base of the ski hill. On google-maps it is listed as "Mordor" but the site is more than that. If you walk to the wall, which is apparently an excellent...More

1  Thank Duncan P
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