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Taupo Redwoods Track , Waikato

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Taupo Redwoods Track Beginner

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:20 (Slow)
1:00 (Moderate)
0:40 (Fast)



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At the end of the carpark (past the bridge that goes over the river) you will see the sign for the Redwoods track. Follow this track and quite quickly you will end on a road, look left to see the track continue over the road. Continue to follow track and signs for Redwoods track. About halfway in you will see the track continue straight or there is an option to go right (sign saying to Taupo via grass), go right here and you will continue on single track which eventually turns into grass and then you will return to single track for a little bit until getting to grass again (easy track through grass to follow though). For the last 500m you will hit footpath which runs you down the hill to the river.

Turn here and head back the way you came.

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Features of interest

Huka Falls (at start) and beautiful redwoods

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 50%

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  • Access

    Huka Falls carpark

    Plenty of parking in carpark but can be busy with tourists (go early)

    5 km

    7 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Just keep an eye out for sign post and follow the obvious track at all times

    Perfect throughout.

    Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No water

    I could image this track could get muddy after rain. No issues when I ran it in summer.

    Watch for mountain bikers and other users of track

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