Steps on the Waterworks Track
Image: Teresa Gibbison | Creative Commons


Pass through attractive native bush, alongside a stream, to an old dam - it's ideal for children.

Track overview

1 km

Walking and tramping

1 hr return Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
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    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
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About this track


Hakarimata dam. Photo: Adrienne Grant.
Hakarimata dam

This walk passes through attractive native bush alongside the Mangarata Stream on the way to an old dam.

The track is an easy gradient with an all-weather surface. It's a popular walk for young families.

Getting there

The track starts on Brownlee Avenue, off Hakarimata Road, approx. 1 km north of Ngaruawahia.

History and culture

The 750,000 litre reservoir, built in 1922, was once the water supply for Ngaruawahia.


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