Mangatepopo Valley




One New Zealandís the original rock climbing areas, Mangatepopo Valley is located in the western section of the Tongariro National Park. With its relaxing walks, easy access and superb adventure climbing, the area is will worth the visit.  

bullet Routes - over 100
bulletGrades - 10 to 24
bulletCliff Heights - 20m to 120m
bulletRock Type - Basalt
bulletProtection - Natural & Some Fixed
bulletGuide Book - Central North Island Rock

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Mangatepopo Valley located between Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe and access is via an unsealed road leading from State Highway 47. From the highway it is a short drive to the car park and a 20 minute walk to the Department Of Conservation (DOC) hut, with climbs located within easy walking distance. As the  area is administered by DOC access is seldom a problem, however obey the signs.


While the area is very accessible it is an alpine area, so be sure to take suitable clothing and equipment.

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