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. But be alert for falling rocks on the narrower parts of the track between the waterfall and the stairs. Don’t stop on these sections and be extremely cautious in bad weather, when the likelihood of falling rocks increases.
For a longer walk, you can do the Hakarimata Summit Track that continues on from the end Waterworks Walk.
The track starts on Brownlee Avenue, off Hakarimata Road, approx. 1 km north of Ngaruawahia.
The 750,000 litre reservoir, built in 1922, was once the water supply for Ngaruawahia.