Taranaki Falls BeautyBeginner
Submitted by Orla Drylie
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, small hills only
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This route is part of the Zeenya People's Choice Collection
Starting at the dead end that is Ngauruhoe Place/Ngauruhoe Terrace, take the high road, sign posted for Taranki Falls. After approximately 3 km, you will veer down to the left, continuing to follow the signs for Taranaki Falls. Careful down the steep stairs, bask in the beauty of the Falls to the left. Continue on this track for another 3km and you will arrive back where you began.
Features of interest
Taranki Falls, Mt Doom (Mt Ngauruhoe), Mt Ruapehu, Chateau Tongariro
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 20%
Easy Single Track: 80%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
Behind Chateau Tongariro, go along to the end of Ngauruhoe Terrace
On street parking along Ngauruhoe Terrace
Keep to the left and you won't go wrong. Do not follow the signs for Tama Lakes or various huts
Thermal leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map.
No water available enroute, but water available in Whakapapa Village at both The Chateau and the Holiday Village
As it is alpine region, the weather can turn quickly and it is exposed, but generally safe. Snow fall expected during winter months
Some slippy rocks and ice during winter
Post run indulgence
Pihanga Cafe and T-Bar
Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa Village
Good meals and coffee/beers available all day
Tussock Bar and Restaurant
Hearty meals by the fire in a relaxed environment
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See other runs nearby:
Round Ruapehu (RTM Track)
Taranaki Falls & Tama Lakes
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Ketetahi Carpark Time Trial
Sash and Door Trail
Silica Rapids trail
Ruapehu Mile Higher Club
The Great Pinnacle