Mount Pureora seen from the lookout point at the top of the walk

Image: Amelia Willis | DOC


This short loop walk from Kakaho Campsite takes in the fantastic views and the tall trees of the Pureora Forest.

Track overview

1.7 km loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


The Rimu walk.
Walk amongst the tall rimu trees.

This loop walk follows the Kakaho Stream through dense rimu forest, crossing bridges and walking amongst tall rimu with abundant birdlife. The track then climbs to a viewpoint which looks out on the forest and Mount Pureora.

Descending from the viewpoint, the track emerges further along Kakaho Road, not far from the campsite.

This walk is ideal for those staying at the campsite, or for a short stop for anyone taking the scenic drive through the Pureora Forest Park via Kakaho and Link Roads.

Getting there

The track starts at Kakaho Campsite, at the end of Kakaho Road, off SH32 (Tihoi Road). It's 43 km from Taupō – follow Poihipi Road, then Marotiri Road to SH32, or 26 km from Pureora Village - follow Barryville Road, then Link Road to the campsite.


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