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Matamataharakeke, Waikawau Bay, Waikato

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Matamataharakeke, Waikawau BayIntermediate

Submitted by Reesh Casey

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Trail Information

6.60km

310m

310m

 

Waikato

Coromandel

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Intermediate

1:15 (Slow)
0:55 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)

-12.9%

+10.9%

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Description

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.


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Technical Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    Track starts at southern most paddock of the DOC camp ground. It is clearly marked.

    Parking is plenty full and safe

    28 km

    46 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    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

  • Post run indulgence

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

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