Mount Ngongotaha is an iconic peak for Ngati Whakaue and the people of Rotorua.
Mount Ngongotaha is a volcanic dome 757 m above sea level that overlooks the city of Rotorua.
The first part of the walk follows an easy grade through unlogged native bush. It also features a large Rātā tree with a viewing platform. Past this is a sign-posted intersection from where the Nature Loop Track begins.
The Nature Loop is a circular loop with gentle grades and even surfaces. After 1.3km the Nature Loop crosses the Jubilee Track. The loop track continues on, looping back onto the Jubilee Track after a further 1.2km.
The Nature Loop Track is accessed 300 m along the Jubilee Track. This starts from the Violet Bonnington Reserve located at the Rotorua end of Paradise Valley Rd.
It is a 15 min drive from the city centre. For more information on the trail, click here.