Time: 20 min return.
Begins 5 km below Tongariro National Park Visitor Centre on SH 48.
The walk is along a track and up a short series of steps, to the top of one of the mounds. From here there are fantastic views of the volcanoes and surrounding landscape.
The mounds are believed to have been formed by debris avalanches during Ruapehu’s periods of volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Follow this interpretive walk and learn more about the mounds.