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The Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit is a two to three day tramp involving a climb through beech-podocarp forest to some of the best alpine tops travel in the Tararua Forest Park. The bush tracks are all well marked and signposted and streams are bridged. The open tops are marked with blue poles, and junctions are signposted.

Mt Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit brochure (PDF, 1,590K)

Alert/Important notice
Track upgrades

Powell track will be upgraded from January to July 2013. Contractors will be on site with heavy machinery working on entire track from Rocky Lookout through to Powell Hut.

Atiwhakatu track will be upgraded from December 2012 to May 2013. Contractors will be on site with heavy machinery working on the entire track from Donnelly Flat through to Atiwhakatu Hut. During this period there will be a reduced capacity at Atiwhakatu Hut of up to 6 bunks.

A bridge has been washed away on the track from Donnelly Flat to Atiwhakatu Hut. Walkers are advised to proceed with caution as this track may become impassable if streams and rivers become swollen. Re-construction of the bridge has begun. Please be aware that contractors will be working at the site during the 2013 summer season.

These tracks will remain open but caution is advised when approaching work sites. Please use any re-routes or diversions provided and if no re-route is available please proceed with caution.