Western Okataina Walkway is open for both walking and mountain biking.

Track overview

19.1 km one way

Walking and tramping

7 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


The Western Okataina Walkway is an old forestry road that dates back to earlier last century when the area was logged for rimu, totara, rata and kahikatea. It is generally wide and well formed.

Pass through some stunning native bush. Absorb amazing views of Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti from the Whakapounakau Trig.

Mountain biking

The Western Okataina Walkway is a challenging mountain bike ride.

It can be ridden in both directions but if you start from Millar Road, you'll experience an exhilarating downhill from Whakapoungakau Trig all the way to the Outdoor Education Centre.

Getting there

The track has three entry points - the Okataina Education Camp and Waipungapunga carpark (both on Okataina Road) and off Millar Road, Lake Okareka.

Know before you go

There is comprehensive signage at all entry points explaining trail conditions as well as maps showing each particular area.


Rotorua Office
Phone:   +64 7 349 7400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
Postal Address:   PO Box 1146
Rotorua 3040
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