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Address: 87 Parker Road, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 27 200 7096
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Hakarimata Walkway

This incredible walkway is situated just south of Huntly and forms part of the Te Araroa Walkway trail. The full trail starts, either at Ngaruawahia or Parker Road, Huntly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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Huntly, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

This incredible walkway is situated just south of Huntly and forms part of the Te Araroa Walkway trail. The full trail starts, either at Ngaruawahia or Parker Road, Huntly, depending whether you are travelling North to South or South to North. The central part of the trail has some areas which are more unkept that the ends. The average time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Not for the faint hearted, there are plenty of stairs on this walk but your hard work is well rewarded. The view from the summit is simply stunning and you are treated to a huge Kauri tree on the loop. Used by the locals for a running track, it is very popular...however as it is a loop you rarely cross... More 

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Taupiri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

I find the Kauri Grove hike to be a good distance and not as exhausting as some. I like to turn right when the path splits, and walk past the Kauri grove first. Then I come down the steepest track, as it is a loop.

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Thank lorynl62
Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The Kauri Loop Track is supposed to be a 2hr walk according to the signs, but it can be easily in half that time. This was slightly disappointing. The track is fairly steep but doable. Signs explaining the various trees growing along the track, including the Kauri, are very informative and the views from the top are worth the walk.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Who knew that there was not just the 1 Kauri so close the Hamilton, but a whole grove! Great walk and awesome views of the Kauri and the surrounding Waikato. You can clearly see the Bombay hills to the north and on a clear day you can make out Ruapehu to the south. Be warned though - all the steps... More 

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Thank Kerry M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Completed the Hakaramata steps today in Ngaruawahia , 2000 steps through magnificent New Zealand forest . See lots of local fauna and the odd Kauri tree . The view from the top was great . It takes about an hour but there is plenty of opportunity to stop on the way .

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

We had heard a number of people we know had climbed to the top of the Hakarimata steps, so we thought we'd give it a go. Armed with a small backpack containing our water a few snacks and camera we arrived at 9am on a glorious Sunday morning......and the track was so busy!!!! It was great seeing so many people... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

A lot of stairs to climb but well worth it for the views, which are stunning. A toilet at the start and plenty of signposts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

Free parking at Parker St (about half a kilometer up on the left). A certain level of fitness is required as its basically steps all the way up to the first look out. Pretty good views up the Waikato river and Huntly from there, allow yourself 45 mins to get to this point (going slowly). You can head to another... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

One of the most breath taking walks as you meander through Nikau's, Kauri's and other spectacular untouched New Zealand bush. There are plenty of stairs so you need to be mobile.

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