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Waihora to Waihaha, Waikato

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Waihora to WaihahaIntermediate

Submitted by Richard Murphy

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Trail Information

21.40km

575m

665m

 

Waikato

Taupo

Back country - remote

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Intermediate

Not Suitable (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:20 (Fast)

-7.5%

+5.9%

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Description

Starting from the car park at Waihora Lagoon, you have a gentle climb for 3-4 km on an obvious track until you meet the 3Ws junction; these being Waihora, Waihaha and Weraroa. At this point you follow the Hauhungaroa track south until the Waihaha Hut. A clear track is not visible through this 8km section and you need to take care to follow the DoC track markers. After Waihaha Hut there is 9km to the road on a track which has been recently been upgraded for mountain biking, and easy to follow.


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Features of interest

One of New Zealand’s most significant conservation battles took place in this area. The protest led to the end of native forest logging in the Pureora park, where many huge rimu, totara, kahikatea and kamahi survive.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 55%

Moderate Single Track: 15%

Easy Single Track: 30%


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  • Access

    From SH32 turn onto Waihora Road (signposted, between Tihoi and Waihaha cycle trail start). Follow this gravel road for approx. 3 km before turning into the Waihora Lagoon car park.

    The road to Waihora Lagoon is gravel with some significant potholes, 4WD should be used to get to the car park. The location is quite isolated with mainly Hunters and occasional families doing the short lagoon walk.

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  • Staying Safe

    Hard.

    Between the 3Ws junction and Waihaha Hut you must take care to follow DoC markers.

    Very patchy.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    The Waihaha Hut has water collected from rain

    Could get very wet in sections during Winter, particularly the 1st 3-4km. Potential for snow as well.

    There is a small stream crossing and 2 steep climbs with matching descents.

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