Begin this track by crossing the Patea Dam at the base of lake Rotorangi.
If you're heading clockwise, you’ll climb gradually up through nikau and tawa forest to the highest point on the track where there are views north over part of Lake Rotorangi. There are seats throughout the walk. From here, the track passes through a grove of tawhairauriki/black beech trees. It then descends to the lake, following the lake edge back to the dam.
This track starts at the Patea Hydro Dam on Rotorangi road. This is around 1 hours’ drive from Hawera township.
Toilets located at the campground. These are run by the South Taranaki District Council.
Lowland forest with black beech, nikau palm and tawa.
The track crosses the Patea Dam. This was built between 1979 and 1984 to supply electricity to the Taranaki area.
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.