Fascinating history and natural beauty combine to make the Karangahake Gorge a must see!
Meander your way through bush from Te Wairoa to Hot Water Beach Campsite. Stay overnight or pre-book a water taxi to The Landing.
Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the 'Footprints of Toi', is an exceptional walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatane district.
Follow an old tramline (1898 - 1928) on a relatively flat track through the spectacular Waitawheta Gorge - with interpretation panels as well, it's a great option for kids.
Walk through beech forest to lowland podocarp forests on this premier Whirinaki track.
The Karangahake Gorge region combines gold mining history and natural beauty, much of it accessible through a variety of walks.