the Department of Conservation's Hakarimata Scenic Reserve. House has 3 bedrooms and 2 newly renovated bathrooms and kitchen. The 42 Traverse has a variety of users - share the track with care and consideration. For the last 200m, it enters shady bush through the sculpture park in front of Huntly Power Station. Numbers of hunters are especially high during the stag roaring months of March and April, and during spring (September, October and November), Bog Inn Hut - 4 bunks, mattresses and heating - Topo50 maps - Grid reference: NZTM2000, E1828988, N5726201. From the Whangamarino floodgate, follow the markers underneath the railway line and the two highway bridges before coming up on the banks of the Waikato River and west of SH1. Once you are over the stream, there is a gentle uphill before entering a track - lookout for the markers on the right. The path will take you to Horotiu Bridge Road, where you'll cross back over the Waikato River, and down onto the Te Awa path along the river, with a small deviation away from the river just past the Fonterra dairy plant. Always carry a change of clothing, wet weather gear and sufficient food to cater for any emergency. The Te Araroa trail is best tackled north to south, beginning from the top of the North Island at Cape Reinga in late spring. Beyond these stiles, you will cross a bridged stream, another stile and then veer to the west (right). When leaving Bog Inn Hut, a short connecting path will put you back onto the Timber Trail, without the need to backtrack. This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. 2.5km) the length of Ngatapuwae Road (south/southeasterly) into Te Anga Road. Created with sketchtool. The trail ends near an old redoubt where, in 1863, British troops fought Waikato warriors in a bloody encounter. 2017 - Bedrock begins to rapidly grow online and into specialty retail stores in the USA. The Smith family (including a Te Araroa walker!) Hideaway Whatawhata - 47 Bowman Road, Whatawhata - P 027 3491114. email on hideaway.whatawhata@gmail.com. About 1 km North you will find Eglinton Redoubt and further the Mangatawhiri Wetland (protected as a significant natural area). Kahikatea, cabbage trees and puketea alongside the trail give a hint of the original riverside vegetation. Mangaokewa Reserve is a pleasant place for picnics, overnight camping, bush walks, swimming and other passive recreational activities. You will pass an old cement works, then cross over the river on a vehicle bridge. These rivers were once important canoe routes; later they served European settlers. Fires are not permitted. He came to believe local self-government was right for Māori and in 1884, in company with Tāwhiao, he travelled to England to petition Queen Victoria for a redress of Māori land seizures. Continue on south along the river bank until you reach Dragway Road. It follows farm tracks and the stopbank for 3km before ascending hilly terrain to a height of 35m with good river views, before descending again to the flats. Only cross waterways after checking they are safe. Hunts Farm Backpackers - Emma + John Hunt - 3km from information centre, 42 Mangarino Rd, Te Kūiti - They offer pick and drop off service as part of their business. On the southern side of the track, cross over another stile to get back onto farmland and head south to trig point 263, then turn sharply E/NE to descend through the  Brook Park Reserve trails. Keep following the orange markers over high point #405 and past #513 – Ōmarāma, and through to a woolshed near the north end of Māhoe Road. as the infamous "Te Kuiti Tunnel of Gorse" - now nicely opened up and easily passable. From the north end, be aware that other tracks lead away on both sides of the river, so cross the swing bridge to the true left of the river - i.e. Be prepared to wait it out and if that's the case, it is recommended that you head north back along the track to higher ground. Pahautea Hut is the only hut in the park. You can walk to the summit for views of the region. The nearby Rangiriri Battle Site Heritage Centre displays military relics and an audio-visual of the battle. You'll join Kawautahi Road just before you get to Ōwhango, follow that east 1km to SH4. When the fence ends, keep following the markers over farmland and through the bush. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff.It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads. As a Māori MP over the next two decades, Te Wheoro witnessed Government decisions he saw as racist and finally became an implacable critic of the Native Land Court. The track officially ends on the eastern bank. Thru-hikes: Kungsleden 2016, Te Araroa 2016-17, The Skye Trail 2017, Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 2018, Norway to Spain 2019-20. It is the home of the Māori King and the magnificent Tūrangawaewae Marae. A 7.5km road walk from the exit of Access Road #3 to the turnoff for the start of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (a further 1km up to the carpark) is along sealed highway, broken only by a small settlement near the junction of SH46 and SH47 that has some accommodation. 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