Link Road to Mount Pureora track

Pureora Forest Park

This track is the shortest route to the top of Mount Pureora. On a clear day walkers are rewarded with views across Lake Taupō, the Mamaku Ranges, Mount Taranaki, and Mount Ruapehu.

This well maintained walking track is an enjoyable 2 hr 30 min walk with bridges across all waterways and a boardwalk towards the summit. The altitude affects the vegetation pattern on Mount Pureora, where the tallest podocarp trees occur at the lowest altitudes and the canopy height steadily decreasing as the altitude increases. On the summit the vegetation is reduced in many places to a low turf with occasional low shrubs, allowing for amazing views.

Mount Pureora is a sacred mountain for many tribes in the Central North Island, and we recognise the relationship of our iwi partners Ngāti Rereahu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Raukawa, and Ngāti Tuwharetoa with the mountain.

From SH30, turn onto Maraeroa Road, then Barryville Road, then Link Road. The track to the summit of Mt. Pureora is approximately 14 km along Link Road.

The carpark is on the opposite side of the road to the entrance to the track. Take care not to enter the track on the same side as the carpark.

There is no fuel available near Pureora village or Mt Pureora walking track. There are also no toilets along the track. Toilets are available for use in Pureora Village, on Barryville Road.

Find out everything you need to plan for this track on Plan My Walk

Distance 3km
Time 2.5 hours
Physical rating Easy
Direction Return via the same track 
Transport & guides Yes. Click here for more information. 
Dog access With DOC permit only


Physical address:
Link Road, off Barryville Road
Pureora Forest Park
New Zealand
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