Time: 3.0 hours
Type: Tramping Track
Distance: 6.5 km
The Wairoa Loop Track climbs steeply from the south side of the Wairoa picnic site (off Moumoukai Road) to a lookout platform 1.5km from the entrance. The lookout is a short distance from the main track and provides magnificent views of the Wairoa Reservoir.
What to expect:
Tramping tracks will:
* consist of formed and drained surfaces.
* be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
* have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
To get to Hunua Ranges:
Travel south on State Highway 1 and take the Papakura exit. Follow Beach Rd across Great South Rd and along Settlement Rd. Turn right by Edmund Hillary School into Hunua Rd. Follow Hunua Rd through the Hunua Gorge to the Hunua village. Hunua Falls Just before entering the village, turn left into White Rd, right into Falls Rd and follow this road to Hunua Falls. Wairoa Dam Drive through Hunua village, continue for 8km and turn left into Moumoukai Rd. Wairoa Dam is on the left about 1km along this road. Mangatawhiri Dam - As for Wairoa but follow Moumoukai Rd to its end in the Mangatawhiri valley.