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Manawatu/Whanganui region

Maori carving on meeting house, Koroniti Marae, Wanganui. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Explore the tracks and walks of Manawatu/Whanganui, including the Whanganui Journey, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Wellington/Kapiti region

Driftwood on the beach, Kapiti Island. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Tracks and walks in the Wellington/Kapiti region include the popular Orongorongo Track and the classic Tararua Northern Crossing and Tararua Southern Crossing.

Hawke’s Bay region

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay. Photo: Catherine Tiffen.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Hawke's Bay, including the Makahu Road track to Mangatainoka Hot Springs and Kaweka Road walks and tramping tracks.


View from Mt Holdsworth on the Powell - Jumbo circuit. Photo: Colin Miskelly.

There are a number of tracks in Wairarapa that suit people of every fitness and skill level.

New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.


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DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map


Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Wairarapa places


Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
Full office details
Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:      +64 6 377 0700
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