A couple of weeks ago, Nicayla and I hiked up to the famous Pouakai Hut, departing from the Mangorei Road end. We have been planning on tackling this walk for sometime now and finally we had a beautiful summers day in New Plymouth, so without hesitation we set our sights on heading up to the Pouakai's to experience the beautiful Mountain reflection across the pond.
The walk itself was quite enjoyable and the track is fantastic with a mixture of steps and netting for grip the entire way. Overall it took us about 2 hours to climb to the top where you can snap the classic Mountain shot, and about 90 minutes to climb back down.
We loved the walk and would totally recommend it to others visiting or living in Taranaki. We can now see why it was rated as the number 1 thing to do in Taranaki on Lonely Planet's Guide for 2017.
Here's a few images we capture along our way : )