The Mt Holdsworth – Jumbo Circuit is in the Tararua Forest Park in the south-west of the North Island.
The track starts and finishes at Holdsworth Lodge at the road end into the park. It takes 2 to 3 days to complete. Although really fit people can do it in one day
There are 3 confortable huts along the way, which have to be booked in advance which can be done on line.
The start of the track is at about 300m (1000ft) above sea level. The summit of Mount Holdsworth is at 1470m (4900ft) and Jumbo Peak at 1400m (4670ft). The views from both peaks are stunning.
The hike leads through beech-podacarp forest at the lower levels to well marked tracks along the open tops