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Lake Waikaremoana is a Great Walk featuring notable points of interest such as Panekire Bluff, Korokoro Falls, numerous lake beaches, and massive native trees. The walk circumnavigates most of Lake Waikaremoana in the centre of Te Urewera National Park commonly done as a three to four day excursion. The journey starts out with a tough ascent but mellows out from, there. You can choose between 5 Huts and 5 Campsites along the route, see the map layers for more info, especially the AllTrails and OSM layers. This hike can be done in either direction. You will need to book accommodation in advance. Fees for Huts Adult (18+ years): $32 per night Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required Feed for Campsites Adult (18+ years): $14 per night Child (17 years and under): free but booking still required Water taxis and shuttle buses can be organized for doing this hike as a one way. Free carparks are available at: Waikaremoana Motorcamp DOC Visitor Centre Big Bush Holiday Park Byre B&B (4934 Lake Road, 5 mins before Onepoto). For the full route, see here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/new-zealand/hawke-s-bay-region/lake-waikaremoana-great-walk-trail

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We did it with kids age 11 and 12, going up was not easy, but enjoyed great views.