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

Track overview

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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.

Te Waiti Hut.

Te Waiti Hut

Category: Standard
Facilities: 6 bunk beds, heating, mattresses
Bookings not required - first come, first served


Part of Virtually on Track - Discover, Explore, Connect

Getting there

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

Mountain biking

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


Opotiki Office
Phone:   +64 7 315 1001
Address:   70 Bridge Street
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Whakatane Office
Phone:   +64 7 307 2770
Address:   1/100 Valley Road
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