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Day walks

Pouakai Crossing – Taranaki

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Egmont National Park, New Zealand

Pouakai Crossing, New Zealand offers hikers / walkers diverse landscape in one day from lowland forest to alpine tussock to wetlands (tarns) with the iconic Mount Taranaki as the prominent landmark.

The Pouakai Crossing is a one-day walk version of the popular 2-3 day Pouakai Circuit. A superb one day hike. The walk weaves around the mountain with diverse vegetation from sub-alpine forest, to alpine bush and tussock to mossy wetland, the Tarn, towering cliffs and fabulous waterfalls. For tips on recommended clothing and supplies check North Island ultimate day walks, what to wear, supplies and fitness required. Remember to check the local weather report before departing.

Check Department of Conservation guidelines for this alpine hike. Pouakai Crossing.

  • Length: 19 km (one way) approximately 8 – 9 hours to complete

Learn more about the  Pouakai Crossing.



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