Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Lake Waikaremoana is one of the Great Walks - New Zealand’s premier hiking tracks, passing through some of the most awe-inspiring and pristine landscapes. The self-guided hike on the 46km track in native forest surrounding the lake takes 3-4 days.

$32.00 - $96.00

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Experience the ancient rainforest, giant podocarp trees, and stunning views from Panekire Bluff. Listen for native birds and take a side trip to the Korokoro Falls.

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Great Walks facilities
Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), the tracks are well graded and easy to follow, with communal huts and campsites en route (booking is essential).
A reasonable level of fitness is required. Independent walkers are unguided, carry their own gear and cook their own meals.


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Physical address

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, State Highway 38 RD 5, Aniwaniwa, Waikaremoana, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Te Urewera Visitor Centre - Hours: 8:00am-4:15pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Rotorua Airport, Gisborne Airport, Napier Airport
Proximity to town:
Wairoa (65km), Gisborne (151km), Napier (182km), Rotorua (157km). Access to Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk is from Te Urewera Rainforest Route (SH38): 1. Onepoto 2. Hopuruahine Landing.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $32.00 - $96.00
Other charges:
Price includes self-catered accommodation in DOC huts. Track transfers are not included.

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