Daly's Clearing Hut

North South Track
North South Track
Track 7 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Traversing the length of the Kaimai Range from the Karangahake Gorge to the Mamaku Plateau, this track follows historic trails to explore kauri logging and gold mining areas.
Te Aroha - Waitawheta Tramway Circuit
Te Aroha - Waitawheta Tramway Circuit
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track.
A varied loop through Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, including both the highest point in the park and a section of the famous Waitawheta Tramway, and exploring the park's mining and milling history.
Daly's Clearing Loop Track
Track 1 day. Easy. Loop track.
A quick and easy weekend getaway. Leaves from Franklin Rd and loops around past Dalys Clearing Hut to join the Waitawheta track back to Franklin Rd. Can stop for a night at the hut.

Track grades

Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.