This track affords views of Te Waiti Stream and lowland forest and is suitable for a family day trip.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

2 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track


To reach Te Waiti Hut, follow the benched track up Te Waiti Stream from the the Hastings Pole Bridge. 

The track has a mainly easy gradient. There is one stream crossing 15 minutes from the hut which should not be crossed in high flow periods. There are some very narrow sections with steep drop offs.

Offers fantastic views of the river from lush semi coastal forest.

Part of Virtually on Track - Discover, Explore, Connect

Mountain biking

This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

Getting there

The tracks starts from the Hastings Pole Bridge on Te Waiti Valley Road.


Opotiki Office
Phone:   +64 7 315 1001
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   70 Bridge Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 326
Opotiki 3162
Whakatane Office
Phone:   +64 7 307 2770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   1/100 Valley Road
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