Whakapapaiti Valley

Now that Aotearoa is at Covid19 Alert Level 1, we are operating small tours with special pricing for the rest of 2020. Contact us for more details and we can create a unique experience just for you. Please note, we create these trips on demand, so if you're a solo traveler, please contact us to check if there is a trip you can join on to. Spectacularly barren rocky alpine terrain gives way to a tussock grass-filled valley. With delicate alpine plants, a river crossing, boardwalks over eerie alpine bog-land, beech forest, and stunning views of Mt Ruapehu, this walk has much to offer, all without having to climb over a mountain!

Difficulty: Moderate

Allow: 6-8 hours

Distance: 10 - 14km

Climb or Descent: 420 -500m

This walk offers a moderate difficulty walk through tussock grass filled valleys, beech forest and stunning views of Mt Ruapehu, without having to climb any mountains!

Not a busy track, this is one of the places to go to avoid crowds and enjoy the solitude of the wilderness.

With lots of variety in the landscape and lots of choices to make the walk longer if you wish, we can add on a little extra distance with some variations to our route.


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Whakapapaiti Valley description


Group Guided Tours - NZ$225.00 per person for two or three persons, 4th person for just NZ$95.00!  

Groups no larger than 8 per guide.

Traveling Solo: if you book in on a Shared Group Trip for NZ$225.00, but no-one else has booked for that trip, we will let you know if another joins your date. We do require a minimum of 2 persons for a tour to go ahead.

You can email or message us to check.  

Private Guided Tour - ‚ÄčNZ$445.00 per person for two or more people.

Private Guided Solo Traveller available : NZ$595.00 guarantees it will just be you and the Guide on the trip.


  • Boots
  • Clothing and Equipment
  • Lunches extra charge
  • National Park Vill. pick-up & drop-off
  • Whakapapa Vill. pick-up & drop-off

Whakapapaiti Valley Photo Gallery