- Tongariro National Park
- Mangaturuturu Hut ($15, 10 bunks)
- Off a small lay-by on the Ohakune Mountain Rd
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- Lake Surprise (gpx, yo 4 KB)
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Get a short taster of the Round-The-Mountain Track with a day or overnight trip up to Lake Surprise. From the road-end the track climbs over several outlying mountain flanks before reaching the Mangaturuturu Hut.
Beyond the hut, the track begins to sidle across the valley before reaching a boardwalk leading up to Lake Surprise. The lake itself is a small alpine tarn nestled amongst tussock and beech.