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Mount Tauhara

Route 5 Napier-Taupo Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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Great hike

This is a fantastic several hours hike there and back and and great view form the top. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Nice view up the top - 3km up

The views are nice up the top but little to no view on the way up. It was 3km to the summit on my... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Simone F
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Route 5 Napier-Taupo Road, Taupo, New Zealand
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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.

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

Thank Simone F
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

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

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

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.

Thank J L
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were on holiday in Taupo during New Zealand's Queen Birthday weekend, the weather was amazing so we decided to climb Mt Tauhara. This is a must do if you are in Taupo on a good day. 360 degree views for miles. Some parts of...More

Reviewed 30 November 2015

I understand that not long after our visit in 2014 the hiking trail was closed due to vandalism, but in case it is/has been reopened, here's my review. We parked at the end of Mountain Road and tackled the first stretch up through the cow...More

1  Thank Lissel A
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We did this walk last summer with 3 kids. We have lived in Taupo for 10 years and have taken this long to do the walk. The walk is closed at the moment because some jerks messed with the bush to make some sort of...More

1  Thank Tony P
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I've marked this as poor not because of the walk, more to do with the fact that I can't walk it! Due to the selfish and arrogant attitude of some, (causing damage to the tracks and mountain), the iwi who look after it, (the mountain),...More

Thank majnz
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