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Wairoa Dam Lookout Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

Length 4.8 mi Elevation gain 1,289 ft Route type Loop
Camping Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Views
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Please note: As of January 21, 2020, users have reported that a portion of this trail is closed for maintenance. Please consult the park's website before visiting. This trail has a good incline and isn't too long. It is covered most of the time with some fallen trees along the way. If you go clockwise you’ll find the trail markers disappear once you start heading back, it’s okay though because the trail is pretty obvious.

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Katrina Wipa
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WalkingGreat!

Amazing views

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Melissa Lowry
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Well maintained. Nice track.

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Richard Gowdy
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Richard Gowdy
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Steve Burr
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Yasuyo H User
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Iunisi Fotofili
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HikingGreat!

Went a bit too late in the afternoon. We were the only ones there. Wasn’t able to do the entire loop but made it to the lookout before it got dark. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn’t expecting it to be that difficult - had to stop a few times to catch my breath. But liked it anyway!

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Max Bureau Oxton
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Laura Holder
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Excellently maintained track, clear sign posts (limited cell phone coverage). Fully open

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

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Anthony David
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Good walk not as easy as I expected

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Daniel Kelsall
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only half of the track was closed but was able to complete a full loop back to the car by going the road way didnt realy extend the total amount of the walk

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Nan C
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Hiking

This trail is nice and easy. I found it had a good incline and wasn’t too long. The track is covered most of the time and I counted 4 fallen trees on the path. If you go clockwise you’ll find the trail markers disappear once you start heading back, it’s okay though because trail is pretty obvious. I didn’t do the second lookout because weather wasn’t so great. I managed to complete the track in under 2 hours.

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Hannah Welsby
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nice track, little bit narrow towards the end. took me about two hours. the Wairoa lookout isn't worth the ten minute detour, its overgrown and the look out platform looks dodgy. beware of a few fallen trees on the track. would do this again.

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Graeme & Ramiza Edwards
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Hiking

Well marked track and easy to follow. We did the swing bridge track and followed and did this loop which made it a nice half day of hiking. Runners were fine to use on this track.

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Gary Tuckwood
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Walking

great track well marked. some narrow track in places so tread carefully.

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Byron George
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Hiking

Awesome route. Some really narrow portions along the way. Mangatawhiri lookout is the better of the two lookouts.

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Kanni Kanni
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it's great!

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Toni Van De Westerlo
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Erin Baldwin
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Hiking

Relatively easy trail to follow. Portions follow well formed, wide roads. The uphills will start to get you! Quite a number of steps, but enough areas to recover and soldier on. Great views, and Bush scenery. In addition, it appears dogs are welcome of the track which was (as dog owners) a welcome surprise. Worth a visit if you have a reasonable level of fitness and few hours up your sleeve. Note: the damn lookout was slightly overgrown and so we had to stand on the fence to see over the trees. Will absolutely do this trail again.

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Steve Carey
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recently up graded tracks and steps make this loop an easy route to walk or run.

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April Hung
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Bill KnighT
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Chelsea Lam
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Julien Mainguet
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Tomi Lai
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Anthony David
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Daniel Kelsall
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Cheebz Shah
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Anders Karlsson
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