This walk starts at the end of Lindemann Road and can be walked in either direction.
After going through a closed gate there is a track junction after 40 m. The easiest direction is to take the right hand Lindemann Pack Track that runs up a short spur before levelling out.
After approximately 2 hours the track meets a junction with the Wairoa Pack Track. This is a pleasant open spot that gives excellent views over the Wairoa and Waitengaue valleys. To the northwest the Ananui Falls are clearly visible. A few minutes detour down the steep track to your right (north) is a significant kauri grove.
After returning to the junction, continue south until meeting junction with the Lindemann Ridge Track. A few metres south from the junction is a kauri dam site - the old bed log is all that remains of this site. 25 minutes further on is a small shelter and campsite area.
Return to the junction and follow the Ridge Track back to the carpark at Lindemann Road. There are excellent views of the Tauranga area and offshore islands from the ridge.
From the first junction with the Wairoa Stream Track, a detour of a few minutes down the steep track to your right (north) takes you to a significant kauri grove.
From the junction with the Lindemann Ridge Track, continue south on the Wairoa Stream Track to arrive at the Wairoa shelter and Campsite. The North South Track is accessible from here.
This track is at the end Lindemann Road off SH2, just north of Katikati.
After wet weather some sections of the track may be slippery and good footwear is advisable.
You must be well prepared when tramping on conservation land, especially on longer day walks. Ensure you have strong, comfortable boots, warm clothing, a good raincoat, first aid kit, food and drink, a hat and sunscreen.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.
Consult a topographic map.