Enjoy spectacular views on the Lake Waikaremoana track
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Trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana, the 'sea of rippling waters.' Pass giant podocarp trees and remote beaches, and enjoy breathtaking views from Panekire Bluff.


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  • Incredible views from Panekire Bluff

  • The spectacular Korokoro Falls drop off a sheer cliff amidst rain forest

  • Marvel at giant native trees and stumble upon beautiful remote beaches

  • Soak up the rich spiritual history of the Te Urewera

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2018/2019 bookings

Bookings for trips from 1 July 2018 will open on Wednesday 13 June at 9:30 am.

Create a user account on our new booking system so you’re ready to make a booking when bookings open. If you’ve had an account before, you’ll need to create a new account on our system.

To make a booking for dates before 30 June 2018, contact the local DOC Visitor Centre.



Track overview

46 km one way

Walking and tramping

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

Dog access

No dogs


Lake Waikaremoana brochure (PDF, 3,150K) - includes map and profile


Te Urewera Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 6 837 3803
Email:   teureweravc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Te Kura Whenua
6249 Lake Road/SH38
Waikaremoana 4195
Te Urewera
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