Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
An easy 1 hour 3 km walk through lush forest with giant Rimu, Matai and Kahikatea trees.
Map Data: Google, Digital Globe, Department of Conservation (DOC).

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Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
The track starts here - across the road from the Ohakune Department of Conservation (DOC), at the bottom of the Ohakune Mountain Road.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
The walk begins by crossing the Mangawhero River.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
At this point we take the track to the right.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
At this point we turn right...

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
...and walk up to the road ahead and cross it. Watch out for cars.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
Here we re-enter the forest.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
From here the track gently descends the rest of the way back to where we began.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
The best view is when we look upwards into the forest canopy.

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
Here we are at the clearing next to the Ohakune Department of Conservation (DOC).

Mangawhero Forest Walk, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

MANGAWHERO FOREST WALK - Tongariro National Park
The walk ends here - across the road from where we started.