This track follows a logging tramline through the bush, connecting Whakamarama to the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.
From Whakamarama Road end the track descends down for 100 m to the junction of the Leyland O’Brien Tramline and Ngamarama Tracks. Take the left track, which follows the old tramline besides the headwaters of the Ngamuwahine River. This section is flat. After about 1 hour 30 min the river is crossed and the tramline climbs slightly to the junction with the Ngamuwahine track. (It is 1 hour 30 min to Ngamuwahine Road from here).
Letland O'Brien Tramline Track continues southwest for a further 30 min to meet up with the North-South Track. Either return the same way back to Whakamarama Rd or follow the North South Track to the north and take the Ngamarama Track back to Whakamarama Road (this is a longer road trip).
Leyland O'Brien Tramline Track is in the south of the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. It starts at the end of Whakamarama Road, just north of Tauranga off SH2.
Grid reference for track entrance: Topo50 map sheet BD36, E1861117, N5817137
Know before you go
Note that rivers in this area can rise very quickly after rain.
Consult a topographic map.