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Sun Feb 17 2019

well maintained

Fri Feb 15 2019

Ran part of this for the tarawera ultramarathon. Beautiful views! It really was an experience running through this scenery.

Thu Feb 14 2019

Beautiful scenery around the base track, and really awesome views as you are walking up and from the summit.

Mon Feb 04 2019

A moderately easy hike, not much incline, and mostly shaded. Not much in the way of views but lots of trees, ferns, and greenery. A nice way to get some mileage and enjoy the redwoods.

mountain biking
Sat Feb 02 2019

Awesome m.bike ride...

Wed Jan 30 2019

free hot pools. enjoy

Tue Jan 29 2019

Nice track with beautiful views. Take a break to swin on the river.

Mon Jan 28 2019

Very nice track with great views.

Sun Jan 27 2019

If you are not a local, the signage is not all it could be. There are a number of ways to get to the top and you have no idea what the differences are. if I knew which trails I took, I'd tell you; but I don't. People of all ages do this walk (including people carrying babies) but there is no question it is steep.

Sun Jan 27 2019

Lulu and I just rode out and did the Tahai and dipper track at the redwoods. Bit scary been late and nobody around only had to back track twice . Did enjoy it.

Tue Jan 22 2019

Took my 7 year old son with me. We started on kids loop then onto trail. Perfect for giving your kids some motivation and encouragement in the name of fun!!! Highly recommended for beginners!!!

Mon Jan 14 2019

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!

Sat Jan 12 2019

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

Mon Jan 07 2019

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

Mon Jan 07 2019

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!

Sun Jan 06 2019

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).

Sat Jan 05 2019

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

Sat Jan 05 2019

Great views, excellent for visitors.

Sat Jan 05 2019

Truly lovely walk. Would definitely do it again.

Sat Jan 05 2019

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.

Wed Dec 26 2018

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.

Tue Dec 18 2018

Loved this walk. Great place for a swim

Sat Dec 15 2018

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!

Thu Dec 13 2018

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

Fri Dec 07 2018

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

Fri Nov 23 2018

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.

Mon Nov 19 2018

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.

Mon Nov 12 2018

Nice well shaded walk

Mon Nov 12 2018

Do it every day if you can

Tue Oct 30 2018

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

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