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Lake Waikaremoana is part of the Te Urewera National Park and the name means ‘Sea of rippling waters’. This is the deepest lake in the North Island, 256m @ 600m above sea level. It is part of the 9 Great Walks of NZ. The trail is 44km long and can be covered over 3-4 days with huts and campsites along the track. The hiking trails lead to beautiful rainforests, waterfalls, caves, beaches and 1000 years Rata trees.

hiking
1 day ago

A must do for either a day hike or an overnight journey. I did a day hike but I would have loved to stay up at the hut as well. Go check it out.

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closed
2 days ago

Part of the trail closed but still a really decent walk, ended up going up to the campground and then turning back.

backpacking
3 days ago

awesome! we did it the other way around (clockwise) and we think this way is better, so we saved the best views for day 3 and had the more flat parts through the forest in the beginning. we had the best possible weather but it can get muddy. luxmore hut was pretty crowded. luxmore peak and the luxmore caves are pretty awesome too!

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rocky
4 days ago

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muddy
6 days ago

Super randonnée, faites en 2 jours.Vue incroyable sur le taranaki vers la hutte pouaikai au coucher et au lever du soleil (les moments les plus dégagés). Le lac alpin est a environ 1 km de la hutte. N’oubliez pas votre briquet pour allumer un feu le soir ! Le lendemain descente depuis le Henry Peak difficile pour les genoux. Foret avec beaucoup de boue et de racines donc soyez équipés.

over grown
scramble
7 days ago

1h50 de monté seul 2h05 avec ma copine Nous avons 24/22 ans, en bonne condition physique sans être des athlètes de haut niveau 90% de la rando se fait sous les arbres On aperçoit le Mt Taranaki que sur le dernier 1/4 d'heure et la légère descente vers le Tarn. Plutôt physique avec les escaliers mais rien d'insurmontable, surtout au vu de la récompense ! la vue est magique, il s'agit même de la couverture de guide de Lonely Planet ! Incroyable, prenez le temps pour prendre vos photos, d'autres touristes seront présents et il faut attendre quelques minutes avant d'avoir son tour ! Immanquable en Nouvelle Zélande

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blowdown
over grown
rocky
8 days ago

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rocky
9 days ago

This is a nice trail that’ll take you up to the lookout and down to the base of the pinnacles. Note that the stream-bed portion of the trail isn’t super well marked so just keep an eye on the north/west side of the stream so you don’t miss the trail markers.

Wow! What an amazing mind battle trail. If you are in the area, you must do this trail. Filled full of up and down hill battles but filled full of incredible views!

I got told to go via the stream on the way up rather than the main track. i am glad i did not listen because on the way up i was greeted with sun shining through open gaps in the bush and native birds who flew right in front of me. It was hard yakka getting up. that view. unbelievable. Take your time and revel in the landscape at the top.

hiking
18 days ago

Stunning day, possibly the best ‘short’ walk/hike/bike ride close to Queenstown. Views and overall surroundings great for body and mind , not strenuous but a peaceful serenity. A little muddy in places where frost had thawed and cool when the sun drops behind the mountains. Highly recommend.

hiking
19 days ago

Amazing hike, start at 10am at Stony and go on the cost line to Fletchers. The way back was quite a challenge over the mountains. Good condition absolutely necessary. Over the whole hike a stunning landscape, absolutely recommended. We were back at 17pm at Stony with several stops on the viewpoints and a Picknick at Fletchers.

all the walk is in the forest, we went in May and it was a bit cold. the walk was easy in the beginning but the last 30 min it's on and between rocks. in the end you can see part of the hole which was really big and impressive but you don't really see all of it. (there is a ring to tie up rope for climbers but you need a special long rope). 20 min before the end there is an option to go up 10 min to George look out, you can see up there the Golden Bay valley but there isn't a place to sit, it's all rocky. I went with a 70 years old friend and the climb to George look out took as 20 min. and we did all the walk in 3 hours. it was a bit hard. the road to the track is pretty bad and long. there is no reception there. I will do this track only if I'm done with all the other amazing track around this area.

2018 Kayaked to Anchorage then hiked back. Incredible sea, paddled to see fur seals, lots of birds. Hike back was as good as kayaking.

Incredible views all the way to the top. Highly recommend. I'd love to have stayed overnight but didnt book ahead, and it was far too windy to camp. As a bonus you can scramble right to the top of Mt Olivier. Some care needed though.

I'm glad this is listed as hard. I read that 75 year olds were easily able to handle this track and I thought how??? certainly not easy but beautiful beyond belief.

Großartiger Weg entlang der Küste mit phantastischen Aussichten

Pretty disgusted with the price of the hut fees here. I am hiking all of my equipment needed for a nights sleep (besides a bed) and as a international I am expected to pay $130 dollars each with my partner for one night. $260... I do find this rather on the racist side, kiwis are graced with $60 per night fee, which in my eyes is still eyewatering for what you get. I understand these huts need to be maintained but DOC you are taking the piss mate

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing! The views and terrain change dramatically as you keep ascending up! You’ll be rewarded with spectacular views at the top! Start early in the day. This is a must hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice, relaxed walk. You can park anywhere at the lake road or at the end at the camping area/ horse ranch.

We ve only done the coast track from Totaranui to Separation Point. Nice track where we alternated beetween Forest track and beaches. Separation point is a really nice spot, if you walk on the rocks there, you ll be able see many fur seals.

Unbelievably gorgeous. The view at the Flats Hut is wonderful, but gets better and better as you make your way past Falls Hut and up to Harris Lake. Some really impressive waterfalls.

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rocky
2 months ago

Sentier bien sympa et pas très difficile avec vue formidable au sommet sur le glacier et le lac. Bonne rando de récupération après le roys ou l' isthmus Peak.

We were lucky to get this hike. After the storms of February the track was closed. Just before arriving in NZ, they opened up to Harris Saddle as an out and back. A beautiful hike and these trails are amazing. Build to handle a lot of traffic. Worth the money.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail and easy access from the campsite on the property. Ran around the loop in the morning and it was completely empty. Great views and a few small inclines. Missed our turn and ended up at the peninsula but made our way back. Would 100% do it again!

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