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Fantail on branch. Photo copyright: Ketzal Sterling (DOC USE ONLY).

Bruce Park Loop Track

Located in Hunterville area, toilets being built in next 6 months. 
An easy walk through a podocarp and broadleaf forest remnant with impressive specimens of rimu, totara and kahikatea.
Duration20 min - 1 hr
DifficultyEasy
 
 
 
View of Mangaweka township.

Mangaweka Scenic Reserve Track

Located in Mangaweka Scenic Reserve
Escape the fast lane to take time out among perching lilies, tree fern and majestic kahikatea.
Duration1 hr
DifficultyEasy
 
 
 
 
Bridge to Crow Hut. Image: Jonathan Astin ©.

Rangitane Road to Crow Hut Loop Track

Located in Ruahine Forest Park
A very steep up and down tramp in Ruahine Forest Park, climbing first to the Mokai Patea Range, then dropping to the Kawhatau River and then back up to the Hikurangi Range and out to Rangitane Road via the Kawhatau River.
Duration3 days
DifficultyAdvanced
 
 
 
Rangiwahia Hut Track. Image: Pierre Roudier | Creative Commons.

Rangiwahia Hut Track

Located in Ruahine Forest Park
A popular, easy overnight tramp to the tussock tops of the Whanahuia Range in the Ruahine Forest Park.
Duration2 - 3 hr
DifficultyEasy
 
 
 
 
Camping at Iron Peg, Hikurangi Range.

Purity to Kawhatau Base Track

Located in Ruahine Forest Park
Walk along the tussock tops of the Hikurangi Range between Purity and McKinnon huts in the Ruahine Forest Park.
Duration3-4 days
DifficultyAdvanced
 
 
 
 
Above Purity Hut, Hikurangi Range. Image: Jonathan Astin ©.

Purity Hut Track

Located in Ruahine Forest Park
A steep climb to this hut nestled above the bushline on the Hikurangi Range in the Ruahine Forest Park.
Duration3 - 4 hr
DifficultyAdvanced
 
 
 
 
Swingbridge over the Hautapu River.

Paengaroa Scenic Reserve Walk

Located in Paengaroa Scenic Reserve
Take a short stroll to a picnic spot in this reserve, renowned for its unique and rare and endangered flora.
Duration10 min
DifficultyEasiest
 
 
 
 
 

Sutherland Mangahoe Walk

Located in the Turakina Valley, on Mangahoe Rd, 20kms west of Hunterville.
Tracks: There is one track on the reserve that takes around 50 minutes to complete.

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