Hapuakohe Walkway Northern End

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Hapuakohe Walkway Northern End is a 11.9 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Hauraki District, Waikato Region, New Zealand that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
826 m
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

A great day out, with varied bush and magnificent views to the Huntly power station, Mt Te Aroha, the Hauraki Plains and the Gulf. The track begins at a gate (where there is a DOC sign). Follow the orange DOC triangles and white marker posts across private land. The track leaves the farm road and climbs steeply through a pine plantation to the bush edge. Once in the bush, the track is well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

The North Road end of the of the track is in good condition and relatively easy to follow. The Ohinewai Rd end of the track has become seriously overgrown with numerous tree falls, and obscured track markers. That end of the track doesn't appear to be maintained and looked little used. We frequently lost the the track and had to use GPS Topomap apps to refind it. The recommended time for the track is 8 hours but we are a fairly fit bunch and normally do it in 6 hours. This time it took us over 8 hours. We've advised DOC Waikato of what we found, and don't intend to do this route again until we get confirmation that it is safer to use.