Steps on the Waterworks Track

Image: Teresa Gibbison | Creative Commons

Introduction

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
  • Help stop kauri dieback
    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track

Description

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.

Contacts

Te Rapa Office
Phone:   +64 7 850 8378
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   waikato@doc.govt.nz
Address:   5 Northway St
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
Postal Address:   PO Box 20025
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3241
Back to top