Last Updated: 26th Jan 2024

Intermediate

Save Trail Save

I've done it Done

Matamataharakeke, Waikawau Bay

Coromandel, Waikato

Submitted by Reesh Casey

Last Updated: 26th Jan 2024

Intermediate

Save Trail Save

I've done it Done

Closed More info

This site is closed until further notice. More information can be found here.  

Please notify us if this has changed.

Grunt Factor: 14 ?

Gnarl Factor: 84 ?

6.6km

310m

310m

300m

  

  

  

Login as a VIP to see driving directions, distance and time.

Trail Map

Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Run Makeup

100%

Technical Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +10.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -12.9%

Trailhead

Login as a VIP to see the trailhead information.

Estimated Times to Run

1:15

Slow

0:55

Moderate

0:35

Fast

Well marked trail. Usually run clockwise. Starts with a gentle climb and a number of small stream crossings and then gets steeper. Turns right (west) to follow a steeply undulating ridge until you get to the highest point, then turns right (north) down a number of stairs to follow an exposed ridge that drops back down to the valley. There's a nice little swimming hole about 100m before the end of the track on your right.

Parking is plenty full and safe

28 km

46 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Very patchy.

Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone

Campsite has 'boil first' water

Some steep clay slopes may be difficult after rain

Some steep slopes, don't fall

Waikawau Bay shop
DOC campground
Only open during the summer and expensive, but its the only shop within about 20km

Trail Legend

VS

Vaughan Small

has completed Matamataharakeke, Waikawau Bay once in the last year.

Learn about Trail Legends.

You and Matamataharakeke, Waikawau Bay

As a VIP member you can record private notes for this trail, see all of your times and more.

Register Now

Already have an account? Login now

Trail Reviews

Signs at start of track removed and foot wash station dismantled so appears DOC won’t be maintaining track any longer! Shame is a lovely wee run. It’s not too overgrown yet so still okay for this summer

Raewyn Peters

December 10, 2022

Wicked little trail. A good run with a mix of runnable sections and climbs to the top followed a short, steep downhill bash. Run it anti-clockwise and it is a whole different beast with a hard slog to the top, followed by a very fluid and fun downhill run.

Ben Wicks

January 18, 2018

Login to submit a review

Trail Running Community

Find people who are interested in or have completed this trail run.

You must register or login to view this feature.

Register Now

Other trails nearby
Kaipawa Trig

Kaipawa Trig

Length: 6.6km

Level: Intermediate

Port Jackson - Wharekaiatua Pa

Port Jackson - Wharekaiatua Pa

Length: 6.9km

Level: Beginner

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

Length: 24.0km

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Kauri Block and Harray Trails

Kauri Block and Harray Trails

Length: 9.9km

Level: Beginner

Find more trails and peaks nearby