Enjoy spectacular views on the Lake Waikaremoana track
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Lake Waikaremoana is part of the Great Walk family. You’ll find this one more of a backcountry, off the beaten track experience. Be immersed into stunning natural wilderness and welcomed into the homeland of Ngai Tūhoe. Leave with a sense of connection, rejuvenation and hauora (wellness).


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  • Walk in Te Urewera, the home and ancestor of the Tūhoe people, the first natural feature to be recognised in New Zealand law as a legal entity in its own right, and learn the cultural and spiritual history of the area.
  • Incredible views from Panekire Bluff.
  • The spectacular Korokoro Falls drop off a sheer cliff amidst rainforest.
  • An ancient mountain range of lakes, valleys and peaks formed by landslides and storms.

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Bookings are open for trips to 30 June 2021.

46 km one way

Walking and tramping

3 - 4 days Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Dog access

No dogs



Lake Waikaremoana brochure (PDF, 4,313K) - includes map and profile


Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@ngaituhoe.iwi.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
Postal Address:   Kaitawa DOC Mailshed
Kaitawa Village
RD 5
Wairoa 4195
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