There are many other walks in the Tongariro National Park, Tawhai Falls Walk, a short 20 min return walk.
Silica Rapid Walk. A 2-3-hour loop from Whakapapa village following an unusually coloured stream taking you to the rapids that have been coloured by the mineral deposits. Great views of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Ngauruhoe.
Lake Rotopounamu. This beautiful lake is nestled on the side of Mt Pihanga and is popular with tree lovers, bird watchers and swimmers.
Ohinetangi Scenic Walk. Our renowned local walk, beginning 500 metres from the lodge, winds through native trees and ferns to the Ohinetangi Lagoon and then on to the giant Totara tree and then down to the Whakapapa River. At this spot there is an infamous swimming hole. The trail follows the river along past rapids and deep pools then uphill to the beginning of the loop. Allow at least 1 hour to allow time to pause and admire the views. This reserve is being cared for by a group of volunteers of Owhango Alive, who manage the traps in the reserve in the quest to be predator free. Kiwi can sometimes be heard in the evenings, a promising outcome.