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.
The Karangahake Gorge region combines gold mining history and natural beauty, much of it accessible through a variety of walks.