Te Tuhi Wairere LoopBeginner - Intermediate
Submitted by John Scott
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Front country - easily accessible
Undulating, some big hills
Beginner - Intermediate
From the huge new carpark at Goodwin Rd (toilets, picnic tables), run back 800m to the main road, then jog South along Old Te Aroha Rd to the 5.8km mark.
Turn left into Te Tuhi Rd (inconspicuous and easy to run past). Cruise along to the DOC sign at the end of the road then the marked route across the farm which starts to climb steadily until the bush boundary is reached. Enter the forest at a small creek, and then a moderately steep climb up to the flattish plateau that comprises much of the southern Kaimais. Then you're on forest tracks.
Ignore the first right turn to Mangamuka Hut, 1km further on turn left to head North along the North South track. After 5km or so of variable but flattish forest running with the odd creek you get to the Wairere Falls track - turn left here, jog alongside a lovely river, and rejoin the crowds near the waterfall. It's a fantastic downhill from the falls back to the carpark.
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Features of interest
Make Up of Run
Moderate Single Track: 50%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%
Sealed Road: 40%
Wairere Falls Carpark on Goodwin Rd
Lightweight fleece top, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Several nice streams which you could drink from.
The falls are spectacular after heavy rain and the forest provides good shelter, so quite suitable for when the weather isn't good.
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