Veronica Walk is an easy 1.5 hour 3k round trip walk. Awesome views along the way. Mt Egmont is 120,000 years old, and the last eruption was in 1775, cross fingers.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
There are three very large carparks at the North Egmont Visitors Centre. To the left of the visitors centre you will see one of the oldest red buildings on the mountain. This is were the Veronica track starts from.
982 Mt = 35 minutes. The track starts to the left of the old red Camp house. There is a large info board there to get your bearings, but take the track to the right. From here to the turn off is an up hill walk all the way, plus there’s a lot of steps to climb. Keep an eye out for little side tracks on the right hand side, they lead out to good viewing areas. The sign post for the turn off is easy to find.
25 Minutes 1.7 Ks. This section is a little different, the track is narrow and more like a bush track, tree roots, and a dirt track. If you are six foot tall, you will be banging your head on the over head tree, wear a hard hat, this is the same for most of NZ alpine bush. The harsh winds knock the trees down to size and keep them there. The first 10 minutes is quite flat walking, till you meet up with the next ridge, and then it is a very enjoyable down hill walk to Ram Track Junction.
20 Min = 1 k. Ram track runs off to the left. This section is a little different you end up making your way around several easy small gulleys to arrive back to the Camp house. Again a pleasant little walk even in the rain. You could call in for a hot flat white and a slice of cake at the cafe in 20 minutes time?
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