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Lake Waikaremoana

Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Tranquillity in it's best

If you want to experience a pure, tranquil New Zealand hike, do the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Great tramping and lake views!

This was my first great walk in NZ (in a group of 7) and first self guided camping carrying a full... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
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Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience a pure, tranquil New Zealand hike, do the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk! It is a comparably easy hike doable in three or four days. There is only one relatively difficult and long climb and descend, the majority is flat and...More

Thank BinaNZ
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was my first great walk in NZ (in a group of 7) and first self guided camping carrying a full backpack (previous hikes was with a porter). It was fairly physically tiring on mainly the 1st day but there was ample time for rest...More

1  Thank Huiyiong
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Beautiful scenery, well signposted, well-maintained facilities. The first part up to Panekire Hut is strenuous - and it was a hot day when we did it - so bring a hat and top up your water. Stunning views over the lake are your reward. The...More

1  Thank LynetteAngela
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

46km - one of the 9 Great Walks in NZ. Stunning, mystical scenery. Medium to hard walk so good level of fitness. Completed over 4 days and 3 nights. Huts are basic but comfortable. Take your own cooking facilities. Well worth the journey....

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We visited over new years to do the Great Walk after having done the routeburn. Very busy I do not recommend in peak times as most of the huts have very limited space for people and luggage. Track itself in good nick though and wonderful...More

1  Thank Kathryn C
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hmmmm. Very interesting. While we had a good walk, the weather was really horrible - wet, cold, foggy. So not only was everything we owned completely sodden after the first day, there were absolutely no views AT ALL to compensate! Waking through the forest in...More

1  Thank 267helenai
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was an amazing trip. It was fabulous beyond words. I wish i could describe it a beautifully as it is. But then i would be a famous ghost writer!! It is way out of the way, but worth the trip. We travelled with our...More

Thank markwsx
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Beautiful place and reasonably easy walk, very relaxing and soothing. Did it for about 3 or 4 days last year, and if have time will go back again. Definitely worth a visit. Watch out though, although good to have a swim in the lake but...More

Thank SicilyAZ
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Whatapu Bay Track (5 minutes to the lake) provides ideal access to lake Waikaremoana. A short, easy walk down an incline takes you to a pristine, secluded lakeside beach, with golden sand and crystal-clear waters. It's the perfect place for a picnic at any...More

Thank SpacemanNZ
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places in the world that is tucked away in the country of New Zealand. It's lush green forests down to the lakes edge and a fantastic walking trail that suits medium to high fitness levels. It's got cabins and Huts...More

Thank Jan D
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hilary I did the walk in reverse and in three nights four days, however, not recommended at this time of year as extremely wet and is actually closed right now! The walk is quite miserable in the winter months and... More
Ellen M
15 February 2017|
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Response from markwsx | Reviewed this property |
It rained real bad, but when the rain stopped they were peaty near the water. They local organic repellant is relatively cheap and highly effective. We used it and were never bothered!!