This track follows the Waitōtara River to Trains Hut.
The first hour is on a bulldozed track to Kapara homestead/farm which is private land.
For the next one and a half hours the track follows the packhorse road that separates the scrub covered Kapara farm and the Waitōtara River. There are three swingbridges on this section.
After tunnel culvert, the track moves into heavier bush. Some of the track in this area is on high ledges above the river and side gorges.
The track breaks into open river bank as you approach the fork with the Ōmaru Stream. Soon after is Terereohaupa Falls. Access to view them is just a little way downstream. Trains Hut is about 10 minutes away. The section of the river between the falls and the hut is very picturesque.
From Whanganui, drive west on State Highway 3 for 29 km towards the township of Waitōtara. Just before the road bridge over the Waitōtara River turn left onto Waitōtara Valley Road. Continue along this road for 43 km until it becomes Taumatatahi Road. Carry on this road for another 10 km to the roadend. The carpark is on the right just before the cattlestop.
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