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Central North Island region

Mount Ruapehu with flax in the foreground, Tongariro National Park. Photo: Herb Christophers.

The Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, along with the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu Crater climb, are all popular walks in the Central North Island region.

Manawatu/Whanganui region

Maori carving on meeting house, Koroniti Marae, Wanganui. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Explore the tracks and walks of Manawatu/Whanganui, including the Whanganui Journey, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

East Coast region

Lake Waikareiti at sunset, Te Urewera. Photo: C Rudge.

The East Coast region offers a variety of tracks and walks including the Lake Waikaremoana Track, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.

Hawke’s Bay

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay. Photo: Catherine Tiffen.

Discover the many tracks and walks available in Hawke's Bay. The area's two forest parks offer a range of walking opportunities from short, easy strolls to challenging tramps.

Wairarapa region

View from Mt Holdsworth on the Powell - Jumbo circuit. Photo: Colin Miskelly.

Wairarapa walks include the Rimutaka Rail Trail and the classic walks Mt Holdsworth–Jumbo Circuit and Holdsworth–Kaitoke.


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Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 6 834 3111
Address:   Conservation House
59 Marine Parade
Napier 4110
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