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Distance 17.68 km Duration 5h 33min Ascent 371 meters Length Single-Day Location Bay of Plenty Trip Grading Moderate

An easy to moderate tramp of just over 5 hours with very little altitude gain or loss involved through very pleasant native forest, saved by action taken by David Bellamy amongst others. The track is generally very good and follows a route parallel to the Whirinaki River. On the return trip a deviation via the Waterfall Loop is used. On the trail there is a Track Log Book, located about 7 minutes into the walk, which you should sign on the way in and out. Also several of the native trees are identified with notices – these include Miro, Matai, Tawa, Kamahi and Totara. There are also information boards about the “Podocarp” trees and also about local ducks. At Vern’s Camp, where there used to be a hut, there is a toilet and a picnic table in the middle of the clearing so a very pleasant stop can be had – if the weather is good.

Last updated June 2019

Start Point: Easting 1921819 Northing 5712741

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