Begins 5 km below Whakapapa Visitor Centre on SH 48. The walk is along a track and up a short series of steps, to the top of one of the mounds. From here there are fantastic views of the volcanoes and surrounding landscape. The mounds are believed to have been formed by debris avalanches during Ruapehu's periods of volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Follow this interpretive walk and learn more about the mounds.
Whakapapa Village is located within the boundaries of Tongariro National Park, on the lower north-western slopes of Mount Ruapehu. The village provides the area with amenities such as accommodation and other visitor services.
Time: 20 minutes Return
Plan & Prepare
Take with you:
- windproof and waterproof raincoat
- sturdy comfortable shoes or boots
- snacks and plenty to drink