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Beautiful part of NZ

Stunning scenery. The walk was slightly more challenging than we anticipated but was worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
chazra
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Beware Big Bush, Great Tramp.

Fantastic tramp was ruined by Big Bush Water Taxis. Web site quotes $50 and $60 for a single trip... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Tommydeee
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning scenery. The walk was slightly more challenging than we anticipated but was worth the views. The locals were friendly and easy going. Would recommend as it is a beautiful part of the country.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic tramp was ruined by Big Bush Water Taxis. Web site quotes $50 and $60 for a single trip. Having booked a single at $60, cash demanded....to be paid on pick up. They then proceeded to charge $90. With no internet or phone you are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Tommydeee
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Went with 2 11 year olds and a friend. We did it over 3days/2nights. Started at Onepoto. First day tough and took a bit longer that DOC suggested but it was very windy and to be fair we did stop for photos and snacks. Stopping...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Jenz1
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

This is one place everyone has to visit. Simply stunning. We stayed overnight near the lake but only had enough time to catch a boat cruise with David Dodd which turned out to be fantastic as he also had to do a water taxi run...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Wagaitwag
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

OK, I am cheating as I did this trip a year earlier, early February. The weather was perfect, few people on the track , huts and lake almost to myself. The traditional route is to scale the bluff first. I am on the wrong side...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank 428davidi
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

The hike is great but much harder and steeper than the doc maps show. The huts are filthy except for the first ones which are new. No gas and water is in the tanks. You need someone to show you how it can be accessed.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 1999Anabel
Reviewed January 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
4  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

Date of experience: January 2018
2  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.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  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

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank John B
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