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Great hike. Clear skies when started but clouds moved in by the time we made the viewing platform on the top, so we missed the view. Visitor Center no longer logs in or out hikers for safety. So ensure someone else knows your hiking plan.

hiking
12 days ago

This is a great hike, if it has rained at all it is extremely muddy and slippery. My girlfriend and I both slipped and fell a couple times with hiking shoes on. The views are spectacular, a must do if you are in the area. be careful and take your time.

hiking
17 days ago

Always great walking near a waterfall, listening to the roar. Parts of track could be a little slippery after rain. Need good runners/hiking shoes for this track. Well worth the effort - about an easy hour round trip with time for pics and sights.

I really enjoyed the track! Would like to come back!!

Absolutely loved this hike!

Incredible

Nice well shaded walk

Do it every day if you can

Very cool trail! A lot of stairs (mostly natural). Great views. Definitely worth to go there!!

On the weekends may be crowded. Can be muddy if it has been rainy. Great view and nice forest!

walking
1 month ago

I loved this walk. So many nice pplaces to stop with nice view and really easy and well looked after track.

hiking
2 months ago

amazing walk, takes roughly 2 hours return. 45mins up to first waterfall lookout and another 45mins to top of lookout, all up hill, a few river/bridge crossings and plenty of stairs. lookout for the weekends due to heaps of people with dogs, and runners. asian tour groups who dont make room for others, and people too busy on their phones to look where their walking.

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing trail. Good workout as it is a bit of elevation gain especially if you go all the way to the top. Once I got to the lower lookout I decided I had to make the trip to the top because it looks so amazing. Unfortunately it was pouring rain by the time I got to the top, no views to speak of as I was literally hiking in clouds on top of the mountains.

walking
3 months ago

Love taking my son around in his front pack! Such a shame they have stairs now but such a beautiful view the whole way around!

walking
4 months ago

Lovely place. Track steep in places but the falls are worth it. Awesome photoshoot spot

walking
4 months ago

Love taking the kids around the base track. Lovely views and family friendly

hiking
4 months ago

A short trail along an exceptionally tumultuous river and numerous waterfalls. People can frequently be spotted in organised tours floating by in yellow rafts.

nature trips
4 months ago

Nice view

thoroughly enjoyed this track. a few fallen trees just added to the fun of the journey

Fairly busy but great views. Must do as a visitor.

Rough track & practically all up hill but the sore glutes are well worth the amazing views from both the lower and upper look out! Amazing!!!

You must go to the top. Worth the effort as views are amazing !

Beautiful trek up, awesome views out over the Waikato

my home town pick

Beautiful trek up, many views along the way. Take plenty of sun protection.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for a hike up and down the mount or round if you don’t fancy climbing! Plenty of routes to choose but always busy.

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice trail for a warm day! It winds through pretty rainforest the whole time and follows the river on occasion.
The view of the waterfall at the lookout is very impressive. As is the unusual perspective you get if you choose to walk all the way to the top. Very peaceful sunny spot for a picnic there :). Would do it again!

Awesome! Views out over the Waikato from the top are amazing. Took our 6 year old this one, was a challenge but she loved it. Fully recommend

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