The Puketawa Track

Trek the 1 hour Slip Track or 2 hour Puketawa Track through our protected private rainforest to see amazing New Zealand bush, hear and see our numerous native birds and enjoy stunning views of the mountain and surrounding land.


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Your walk begins on a farm track, before taking you on a zig-zagging, 220 metre ascent through the native rainforest. On the flats above the forest, the panoramic views are stunning, and include Mt Ruapehu, the hidden Otiranui Lake and its resident native wading birds and a mysterious Maori carving (guided only.) To return, you'll descend under a cliff of shell rock, before dropping back into the forest. Stop for lunch or a snack at the picnic site, and enjoy the special 'kiwi loo.'

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Physical address

The Puketawa Track, 386 Pakihi Road , Ohakune, Ruapehu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
From Dawn 'til Dusk
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
4 hours to Auckland airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minutes to Ohakune coach terminal
Proximity to town:
10km to Ohakune, 8km to Raetihi

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00

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