Wentworth Valley FallsBeginner
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Front country - easily accessible
Out and Back
Undulating, small hills only
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A nice relatively short out and back, with easy to follow signage. Dogs are allowed on leash which is a bit uncommon in the Coromandel area.
The run starts from the DOC carpark which is to the left (driving in) of the camp registration office. through a concrete river crossing which should be dry unless there has been heavy rain. The actual campsite and cabins will be on your left with long drop toilets and picnic sites available too. An obvious sign and gate lead you to the trail up the valley, its well marked.
There is a viewing platform at the top looking out over a waterfall. From here you can return the way you came or go exploring and try and find the trail to the top of the waterfall.
Trail site is here http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/coromandel-forest-park/things-to-do/wentworth-valley-walks/
Features of interest
At the turn of last century the valley was home to around 300 gold miners and their families. Many relics of these pioneering days are still found in the area. Prior to the gold mining days the Kauri loggers and Gum Diggers worked these valleys. The old Telegraph line from Wellington also crossed the Coromandel Range at this point. The line was diverted up the coast due to the Maori Wars in the Waikato, 1845 to 1872.
Make Up of Run
Untracked / Route only: 0%
Technical Single Track: 0%
Moderate Single Track: 5%
Easy Single Track: 95%
Farm Road / 4WD Track: 0%
Gravel Road: 0%
Sealed Road: 0%
The trail start is at the very end of Wentworth Valley Rd (5km gravel).
Wentworth Valley Rd is off Waihi-Whangamata Rd just past the Titoki Golf Course if coming from Whangamata.
Good parking at the end of the road. There is a DOC campsite here see http://www.wentworthvalleycamp.co.nz/
There is no public transport here.
Just follow the gravel path, Its well sign posted.
Short-sleeved thermal top, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.
Running river beside the trail, probably drinkable if you need it.
Track is mostly covered in gravel so no big issues here.
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