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Tramping

"Loved the tramping - beautiful views from the top of the hill!"  Carla Williams, Connecticut

About tramping

There are many tracks suitable for tramping on Blue Duck Station and the surrounding Whanganui National Park. The extraordinary natural setting offers visitors the chance to observe many species of flora, fauna and bird life found in the native bush and along the banks of both the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers.

Pariatua

Pariatua

Pariatua trek

A loop trek that starts and finishes from the café. Leading you through native bush high up the hill to stunning views of the Whanganui, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe and Tongariro, you can see why this was the location of a Maori Pa site. Although only taking 2-3 hours this trek is not for the feint hearted and not recommended in wet conditions.

Kaiwhakauka Falls

Kaiwhakauka Falls

Kaiwhakauka waterfall

If you are looking for a gentler tramp, but still want to immerse yourself in native bush, walk the Kaiwhakauka track to the waterfall. Taking approximately three hours, the flat, but often muddy, walk leads you past a papa drive and to one of our blue duck hang outs.