Introduction

This short walk takes in the Whangamarino Redoubt and Te Teoteo's Pā - two key sites of conflict during the Waikato War of 1863-64.

Track overview

900 m one way

Walking and tramping

25 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

The track starts at the gate and follows the mown pathway and Po markers through regenerating native bush of tree ferns, mahoe, mapou, hangehange and other shrubs before climbing up a grassy spur, with views over the Waikato River and SH1. The track is generally of easy gradient with steeper parts stepped.

At the top of the spur are some fortification ditches that were part of Te Teoteo’s Pā, a pre-European pa site. A short distance further on is the Whangamarino Redoubt occupied by British forces during the Waikato War of 1863-64.

Information panels provide further detail about the history of the area. The track then follows down an old roadway used during the Land Wars to the exit on to Oram Road. This section of track also forms part of the Te Araroa Trail, a walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

Getting there

This walk is accessed from Oram Road, off SH1 between Meremere and Mercer. It is just across the Whangamarino River control gates.


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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
Kirikiriroa / Hamilton Office
Phone:   +64 7 858 1000
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   hamilton@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Level 4
73 Rostrevor Street
Hamilton 3204
Postal Address:   Private Bag 3072
Hamilton 3240
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