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Lake Waikaremoana

Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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amazing scenery

We did the tramp in 3 days and it was tough but achievable. We were blessed with perfect weather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hilary C
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Mud, mud and more mud

I've just finished the Lake Waikaremoana track solo, doing it in 2 days and it was just km after km... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2018
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the tramp in 3 days and it was tough but achievable. We were blessed with perfect weather, even a bit hot at some times, and only short muddy areas. The huts were pretty good but overbooked. over 30 people in each one each...More

Thank Hilary C
Reviewed January 6, 2018

I've just finished the Lake Waikaremoana track solo, doing it in 2 days and it was just km after km of mud, putting mud runs to shame. The track had slipped away in parts, so I had to climb up over banks, people were being...More

Thank ChocolateCauldron
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Tramped mid-storm and torrential rain. Great cabins, still enjoyed it with terrible weather conditions! Korokoro waterfall worth the extra push.

Thank nickees2016
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

Just finished the Waikaremoana Great Walk and loved every minute of the walk itself. Awe inspiring bush, magical views, just great kiwi bushwalking....that's the good news. The huts the selves are suffering from neglect, no guttering on the huts means no water in the tanks...More

2  Thank John B
Reviewed December 4, 2017

If you enjoy waterfalls then Te Urewra has the lot within easy walking distance you can view 4 magnificent waterfalls and then drive a short distance toward Rotorua and once again you will behold another spectacular falls. As for the park itself the walking track...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed March 23, 2017

We stayed at the Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Right from the time of booking, the service we received from Petrina and Teresa was outstanding. Our chalets were comfortable and clean, with wonderful views out to the Lake. We used Dave and Tegwen Dodds to water-taxi...More

Thank del_b
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We drove over 3 hours from Napier expecting to find a DOC site in order to obtain information about short walks in the area. We found the DOC site which is now closed and has apparently moved however we drove 2 klm each way and...More

Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

We did this walk over Waitangi weekend this year. We took 4 days to do the walk though it could be done in 3. Most chose to do it in 4 because you need the shorter day on the last day in order to get...More

Thank Zoe D
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC (Department of conservation) huts that can be hired for lodging and there is also tracks up to the top of the bluff.The hunting...More

Thank Israel B
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are 50 year old New Zealanders and last visited at least 20 years ago. Interesting being a tourist in your own country and it stood up very well. Great carving school and excellent weaving and I learnt more about types of...More

Thank ewanb99
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April 9, 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hilary I did the walk in reverse and in three nights four days, however, not recommended at this time of year as extremely wet and is actually closed right now! The walk is quite miserable in the winter months and... More
Ellen M
February 15, 2017|
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Response from markwsx | Reviewed this property |
It rained real bad, but when the rain stopped they were peaty near the water. They local organic repellant is relatively cheap and highly effective. We used it and were never bothered!!