Tree Trunk Gorge

Tree Trunk Gorge



1 Rankers Review

1 Face-to-Face

55 Cycling

3 Waiouru



Time: 2-4hrs (loop), Distance: 17km, Cycling Grade: 3

500m before the start of the walk, stop at the bridge to have a look at the stunning chasm.

The start of the track is easy to miss, it is on the left hand side where the road turns to gravel.

This is a short but beautiful track that weaves its way through native forest, with a short steep climb, a picturesque river ford and some wooden bridges en route. The track is only 10kms one way but along the way you can also check out the awesome site of the Pillars of Hercules before biking down to the Poutu Intake on the Tongariro River. You can then follow the 4WD tracks back to the start. Enjoy.


Feature Value Info


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  • Cycling
  • Free


Kevin Blom's avatar

Kevin Blom


Ranking: 8/10

Small walk but really nice and not too difficult.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2012