From the car park, walk along the gradually climbing track until you reach the Herangi Ridge. The track veers right and drops down past the Waikawau Track junction before taking you to Leitch's Hut.
Turn onto Manganui Road from SH3, north of Awakino. Manganui Road becomes Mangatoa Road north of Waikawau. Car parking is available on the Mangatoa Road saddle.
In winter and periods of heavy rain the rivers may be too deep to cross. Check the weather forecast before walking this track.
Keep to the tracks to prevent the spread of chytrid fungus that affects the endangered Archey's frog.
Maps: Use NZTopo50 BF31 (Marokopa ) and BF32 (Piopio)