Explore the most popular trails in Bay of Plenty Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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hiking
1 day ago

Relatively easy wide trail, makes it a bit harder if it’s a hot day but the views at the top are unreal. Walk back down to the beach was nice as well and we saw a few sheep! Definitely worth the walk up top. Running shoes are probably a good idea but I did it in flip flops and was fine!

Great, quick hike with 3 trails to get up. I took the 4WD track. It was less crowded, which I appreciate in a hike.

Hiked the short loop (the “red track”, Redwood Memorial Grove). It was only 1.2 miles, ~30 minutes. Beautiful trail. Easy for all levels.

Only did the short loop (0.8 miles). It is pretty exposed so wear a hat/sunblock. Trail is easy and I saw lots of people in flip flops. Pretty neat thermal features!

Lovely walk. I would recommend it. If heading out to the falls, take bathers for a refreshing dip (water is quite chilly eve on a very hot day).

Nice simple walk. Would be better at the waterfall in non peak time as there was lots of people but still pleasant

Great views, excellent for visitors.

Truly lovely walk. Would definitely do it again.

It was surreal. There are a few different places you can get in, and we found a nice spot at the end of the trail. We were smelly afterwards, but we would definitely do it again and bring overseas visitors here.

Had a pleasant summer afternoon hike here with the extended family. The hike was up and down with nothing too strenuous. A bit muddy in places. In the first 2km placards denoted some of the native bush. With the recent rains the waterfall was in full force. There was a swimming hole below the falls for those bold enough to brave the cold water. On the way back we saw a massive Rimu tree in the Eastern side of the loop trail.

Loved this walk. Great place for a swim

Very nice mountain. Not too hard and not too easy. Perfect for for training. Steep in parts but the view from the summit is worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short walk with forest setting along a heavy flowing river, with nice views of waterfalls. Peaceful when there’s not many people.

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely loved this walk. One of my new favourite places! Just wish they would let me build a log cabin here..

hiking
1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

Great family friendly loop around the spectacular Lake Tiki Tapu.
Many good views of the lake and well formed tracks.
Many use for trail running.

Nice well shaded walk

Do it every day if you can

walking
2 months ago

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

Worth going. Nice hikes. Small place but very nice.

Entrance fee adult around 32$ .....

walking
5 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!

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome walk. As noted in other reviews check the tides as you come off the track onto otarawairere beach and access can be blocked by the tides. Definitely take your camera.

walking
5 months ago

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

walking
5 months ago

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

hiking
5 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
5 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.

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