Waipapa River Track

  • 2 days one way
  • Easy/medium

The 2 day Waipapa River Trach in Puketi Forest about 20 kms west of Kerikeri in the north of the North Island. The track takes you along the Waipapa river trough a very rich bush with lots of old big kauri trees. You can find pink flowering Manuka and white flowering Rata along the track. A part of the old track is closed but you can take a detour along the Walnut track. Half way there is a clearing called Camp Creak. A great place to stay for the night if you handle a few Possums visiting at night:-) There are lots of rivercrossings but during summer they are all easy to do. All up a great track through a patch of North Island Kauri forets of which kind there are not many left. The track can be walked from both sides either the Puketi Forest Recreation area with a campground, cabins and a hut for 16 peopls. (hut can only be booked completly). Orfrom the southern end with a basic campground called Forest Pools.

Waipapa River • By flint.
Key information
Walking time
2 days
16 hr – 13 hr
Distance
22.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Maps
NZTopo50-AV28
Altitude
80m – 340m
Altitude change 260m
Map
ID 4934

About this track

Added 18 January 2010 by flintflint. No revisions.
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