Gentle Annie Loop Track

Food in the Wairarapa

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One of the most popular day-trips in the Tararua Forest Park is the climb to Mountain House Shelter along the Gentle Annie Track, taking 3-4 hours. 

Starting in the Holdsworth carpark, this high-quality walking track passes Rocky Lookout and reaches the junction with the Totara Creek track (leading to Totara Flats) after 1.5 hours. Twenty minutes later, after crossing the boardwalks through Pig Flat, you'll see Mountain House Shelter nestled among silver beech trees.

Stop at Rocky Lookout for a panoramic view of Mount Holdsworth and the upper Atiwhakatu valley. 

Check out other walks in the region.


Mt Holdsworth Road
Carterton 5791
New Zealand