Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand - Taranaki, Whanganui & Around Wellington (Chapter)
This is the Taranaki, Whanganui & Around Wellington chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand guidebook.
Trampers often overlook the southern half of the North Island, but the tracks across these regions are well established and diverse, from alpine, lowland, wetland and forest. Most are also lightly used, which means solitude is pretty much guaranteed.
- wander in the isolated wilderness along the Matemateaonga Track
- stay in scenic huts and admire alpine views on the Mt Holdsworth–Jumbo Circuit
- circumambulate a stunning volcano on the Pouakai Circuit
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Egmont National Park, Pouakai Circuit, Pouakai Crossing, Around the Mountain Circuit, Mt Taranaki Summit, Whanganui National Park, Matemateaonga Track, Mangapurua & Kaiwhakauka Tracks, Ruahine Forest Park, Rangiwahia & Deadmans Loop, Tararua Forest Park, Mt Holdsworth–Jumbo Circuit, Holdsworth-Kaitoke Track, Towns & Facilities: New Plymouth, Stratford, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Masterton, Wellington.