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Whakapapanui Track, Manawatu - Wanganui

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Whakapapanui TrackBeginner

Submitted by Orla Drylie

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Manawatu - Wanganui

National Park

Front country - easily accessible


Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open tussock/grasslands


1:00 (Slow)
0:45 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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Start at the Chateau and go straight down the main road. For the first 1km, you will be able to run on the grass (the old golf course) in front of the Chateau, before running on the road. There is enough of a gravel patch to keep you well off the road. After 2.2km, cross the road carefully when you see a sign for Whakapapanui Walk. Follow this track back to Whakapapa Village. There are two tiny detours down to the left hand side en-route. Good views of the river if you do these short out-and-backs. The track will come eventually come out on Bruce Road, opposite the Fire Stations. Couple of hundred metres down the road and you're back at The Chateau

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Features of interest

Running along the stream. Mt Ngauruhoe Mt Ruapehu Chateau Tongariro

Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 65%

Sealed Road: 35%

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