View a selection of the day trips that you can do in Tararua Forest Park.
Burtton's Track (Scotts Road to Mangahao Road) lies between Palmerston North and Shannon.
The day trip to Table Top is the classic climb to the tops of the western Tararua Range.
One of the most popular day trips in the park is the climb to Mountain House Shelter along the easy grade of the Gentle Annie Track.
The open summit of Kapakapanui is one of the best viewpoints in the Tararua Range.
The Barra track follows the Waingawa River to Mitre Flats and Mitre Flats Hut.
The Mangahao Makahika Track connects Burtton's Track, which lies between Palmerston North and Shannon, with the Arapaepae Lookout Trail near Levin.
Mangaone Walkway follows an old bush tramway in low hill country east of Waikanae. It was historically known as Reikorangi Track.
This tramp follows the Mount Holdsworth Track to Powell Hut. From the rocky outcrop below the hut you get a view of High Ridge and Totara Flats far below.
Smith Creek - Tauherenikau River is a daytrip in the southern Tararua Range and the exit/entry to the Kaitoke-Holdsworth Tramp.
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