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The Pouakai Crossing is the sister walk of the popular Tongariro Crossing.
Mt Taranaki Guided Tours offer this new one day guided trekking tour. Take in great views of both Mt Taranaki itself and surrounding scenery, as you progress on well maintained trails to historic Holly Hut.
The Pouakai Crossing crosses the distinctive Ahukawakawa Wetlands, over the Stoney River bridge, and up the Pouakai Spur to the Pouakai Plateau. The highest point at of the trail is 1400 metres above sea level.
Heading east trekkers can descend to the scenic Pouakai Tarns, a popular spot for photographs on a clear day. Walk down passed the Pouakai Hut on the Department of Conservation's newly upgraded Mangorei Track.
At the road end you'll be driven back to New Plymouth.
This new trek is suitable for reasonability fit walkers as it is an 8 to 9 hour trek.