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Mangawhero Falls

Embark on a journey of natural marvels in Ruapehu, where the captivating Mangawhero Falls stands as a testament to the region's breathtaking beauty.

One of the many wonders of Ruapehu. The magnificent Mangawhero Falls is impossible to miss as it plunges 28 metres in a beautiful setting. This waterfall is the most popular one in Tongariro National Park due to its easy accessibility and perfect view of Mount Ruapehu. The track begins from a carpark on the Ohakune Mountain Road, 13 kilometres up from the rail bridge.

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  1. What to take:
  • Ensure you have sturdy and comfortable shoes or boots.
  • Pack water and wind-proof clothing to stay protected in changing weather conditions.
  • Layer up with warm materials like wool or polypropylene.
  • Carry an ample supply of food and beverages for sustenance.
  • Don't forget sunglasses and sunscreen to shield yourself from the elements.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy for any unforeseen situations.

For comprehensive planning information about this trail and others in Tongariro National Park, visit Plan My Walk.

  1. Know before you go:

  • Acknowledge the alpine environment of the trail, where weather changes quickly. Ensure your attire is suitable for unpredictable conditions.
  • Inform someone about your hiking plans and expected return time.
  • Be aware of your capabilities, considering factors such as altitude, climbing, and heat that may intensify the difficulty of the hike.

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