Kokowai Circuit

Kokowai Circuit

The Pouakai Crossing is Mt Taranaki’s premier one day walk and takes in the highlights of the longer Pouakai Circuit. If you’re only completing one tramp in Taranaki this is the one to do.

You’ll get great views of Mt Taranaki, out over the north Taranaki countryside to the coast and inland to Mt Ruapehu. You’ll get up close to the towering lava columns of the Dieffenbach cliffs, cross the active erosion scar of the Boomerang slip, and see the red water of the Kokowai Stream

caused by manganese oxide oozing from the earth. There’s an optional side trip to the Stony River’s Bells Falls.

The Pouakai Crossing takes you through the fragile and haunting Ahukawakawa Swamp then across the golden tussocks of the Pouakai plateau to the famous tarns with their mirror reflections of Mt Taranaki. You’ll finish your walk descending through the peaceful forest of the lower Pouakai Ranges.


$249 per person (2 person minimum)



Guided Tour (Ecological/ Cultural/ Historical commentary by guide), Safety Briefing, Safety Equipment (Carried by Guide)