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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 30, 2020
HikingOver grown

Amazing hike! Did it as a day walk. It was 5 hours up to the hut (including many photo breaks!) and 3,5 hours down. First 2,5 hours is almost straight uphill, but the views are amazing! There is a junction about 3 hours in, to the right, to a look out point. Definitely the best spot of the whole hike.

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Max Bureau Oxton reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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isaac patterson reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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favourite hike in nz, beech forests are amaziiingg

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Anastasia Parmson reviewed Lake Waikareti Track
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Hiking

Walked the first part of the trail until the lake and hut, that’s a bit under 4km one way. The path climbs steadily to 300m the whole way, coming back it’s all downhill. Very beautiful pristine nature. The lakeside hut was good shelter from the cold winter wind. Would be a great swimming place in summer.

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Maciej Łożyński reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 2, 2020
Hiking

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.

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Bianca Steevens reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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I did this hike with my boyfriend, we booked the 3 huts as advertised. First day hike was great. Than we came to the first hut where was an organized, big, loudly group who got special treatmant with chocolate, grapes, hot towels, etc :,) bit akward. The second hike was also great, but we ended at noon in 2nd hut. No clue what to do so we decided to skip this place and start the third hike. This went amazing, did get a special hut on the road. Feeling so lucky not packed like sardines in a tin this night ;-) in the end we took the water taxi one day before we had the booked one. All went fine and this was a special and beautiful experience.

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First to Review

this is a half day hike

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2020
Hiking

Amazing walk, spectacular views of lake & surrounding scenery. We condensed four days in a little over two massive days, skipping several huts but staying in the two best/biggest ones. Most huts are lakeside so you can enjoy a swim anytime. And it was hot ...

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Luis Wellenreiter reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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HikingFee
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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 13, 2019
HikingOver grown
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Didy JJ reviewed Lake Waikareti Track
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HikingFeeMuddy

Nice walk on the forest. About 5 hours for all. This track goes until sandy Bay hut, it is not just the lake

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Sharnie Cassells reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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Hiking

Amazing 4 day tramp with stunning views all around. Went the opposite way to the norm starting at Whanganui hut. Ascended the mountain day 3 and saw the bluffs on day 4 when packs were lightest and views were the most stunning (ending the trek on a high). Weather varied, sunny and hot day 2, freezing and snow day 3-4 up at Panekire hut. Bring warm clothes and a warm sleeping bag For just incase, we were freezing all night and wood was too damp to start a fire :(

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 5, 2019
Hiking

Really cool walk - did this with my wife over 2 nights / 3 days. We got the water taxi to the north of the lake ($80pp) and then walked anti-clockwise. The lake is stunning and the track runs alongside before heading up in to hills. Beautiful views for the top. Parts of the track a bit muddy but nothing to strenuous. We had amazing sunny weather the whole time we were there - really made the difference!!!

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 15, 2019
First to Review

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

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 1, 2019
HikingOff trail

The views are amazing ! But disappointed with the water taxi over charging $110 for a 15 min ride in a fishing boat .

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 29, 2018
Hiking

Awesome north island hike!

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Emil Driessen reviewed Lake Waikareti Track
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very easy track. did this with my 8 year old in 50 up and 45 back. very clean pleasant walk with a beautiful lake at the end....

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The Kid Who Love The Outdoors reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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A phenomenal well rounded Great walk.

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Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 4, 2018
Hiking

Ascended long up from Onepoto slow and steady with tree roots being the pathway’s staircase. Beautiful old trees and stunning lake views. Panikere Hut first night. Viewed Sunrise from the approach stairs. Easy walk next day to Waiopaoa Hut so left packs there and visited Korokoko waterfalls as wouldn’t have enough Time our last day because got picked up by water taxi at 3 from Mauititi Hut. 4th day we would have completed but not enough time. Lots of very steep path and steps going other way from Waiopoa Hut to Panikere so kind of pleased started at Onepoto. Extremely beautiful walk and great huts.

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Matthew Pendleton reviewed Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk Trail
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Mäxi Delli reviewed Lake Waikareti Track
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