Image of children playing on the reserve which the walkway and path run adjacent to


Wharewaka to Waipahihi hikoi is a fantastic journey along the shore of Lake Taupō. Be amazed by the natural environment and amenities to cater for all age groups and abilities.

Get ready

Download the Wharewaka Hikoi adventure map (PDF, 3,854K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there

  • From Taupō town centre travelling south along Lake Terrace continue until you reach a turning bay and posted road sign Wharewaka road. 
  • Turn right and follow road all the way to the end until you reach a dirt/gravel car park. This is where you start the Wharewaka Hikoi

Claim your reward

Tell us the Wharewaka Hikoi code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

More about Taupō

Taupō District Council

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