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Rangatira Ramble, Waikato

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Rangatira RambleBeginner

Submitted by Joe Benbow

Info Info

Trail Information

5.40km

100m

100m

 

Waikato

Taupo

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Lakeside

Beginner

1:00 (Slow)
0:40 (Moderate)
0:25 (Fast)

-3.9%

+3.9%

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Description

This is a lovely little track along the shores of Lake Taupo, perhaps less frequented than the more popular Huka Falls and Great Lake trails.

The route starts at the last car park (nearest to Rangatira Point), though it would be just as easy to start at the other car parks at Te Kumi Bay or Te Karaka point. Follow the trail into the bush, turn left at the junction, then follow the trail past Rangatira Point to the end at Te Kumi Bay, then return the same way, this time continuing on to Whakamoenga Point.

On the way, you'll come to a private road but follow this and you'll soon see where the track continues. At the point, there are some flat volcanic rocks on the shore - a great spot for swimming or fishing. Look out for the cave on the way too!


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Easy Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    Car park at the end of Acacia Bay Road (before it becomes a private road only). You'll see the signpost for the walking track

    Plenty of parking on the side of the road.

    10 km

    11 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    This one's dead easy. If you take a wrong turn you'll either end up back on Acacia Bay Road or in the lake....

    Generally good.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    None

    Nothing particular

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