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Great hike to the top of the mountain

From the car park at the bottom of the mountain you first walk through some farmland to get to the... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Louise R
Napier, New Zealand
Great short hike, up and down in 2 hours

Nice short half day hike. It takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to hike up (including short... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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Route 5 Napier-Taupo Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to do this walk as it was a clear sunny and beautiful day. This walk definitely requires some fitness and good footwear. Hike took longer than originally expected. The walk is steep and the track is uneven so care must be taken. However, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hamorris
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We decide to climb Mt Tauhara while recently in Taupo. Relatively close to Taupo but not well marked how to get there. If you’re young and fit it’s probably an enjoyable hike. 6 km return and very steep. The trail is not maintained and this...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank FurtherOnUpTheRoad
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is a fantastic hike, but wanted to leave a bit more info so others are aware of what to expect, as I was somewhat unprepared. First, expect to get really wet unless its a super dry day. It was just a slightly cloudy and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank PS00011
Reviewed 21 September 2017

From the car park at the bottom of the mountain you first walk through some farmland to get to the base of the mountain. Then it is a steady climb up to the top, and occasionally through the trees you can see some lovely views....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Louise R
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This is a fantastic several hours hike there and back and and great view form the top. Excellent place for a picnic at the top.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank jwhitebwc
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The views are nice up the top but little to no view on the way up. It was 3km to the summit on my garmin not the advertised 2.5km. Pretty much up the whole way took us 55mins to the top with a few stops...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Africa_adventure_8
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I gotta be honest - I did not run up Tauhara, or even walk it. Kelly ran up. She had set her eyes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing before we left South Africa. But the web site’s weather showed -2degC and 85km/h winds, which makes...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Philippa D
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nice short half day hike. It takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to hike up (including short breaks), less to hike down. The first 15 minutes are through farmland and already offer great views of Lake Taupo and Tongariru in the distance. The rest is...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Pixxidix
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were a group of six women, in our early 50's. We managed this walk quite easily but we are all walkers. You do need a decent level of fitness. It took us three hours return and that included a 20 minute stop. It is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Kiwi1963
Reviewed 8 June 2016

A short climb of an hour or two takes you up through some lovely rolling green fields, then into the trees, full of lots of birds (eg tui). Before the trees, or in the gaps, you get good views of Taupo.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank J L
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9 September 2017|
Response from Africa_adventure_8 | Reviewed this property |
You walk across the farmland to the start, there was signage at the start & we then opened & closed a farm gate & set off towards the right . So yes you can walk on the private farmland but it's not for very long.