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A wonderful hike .

This track is called Hakarimata Rail Track . Absolutely fabulous views and forest. There steps and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Kolan C
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Great for fitnrss

1300 odd steps up, 354m of elevation along a 2.2km track - really enjoyable challenge and recommend... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
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87 Parker Road, Huntly 3771, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This track is called Hakarimata Rail Track . Absolutely fabulous views and forest. There steps and natural roots and tress , good hiking track .if are around Waikato-Ngaruawahia it's a must place to hike .

Thank Kolan C
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Hakarimata Kauri Grove. Enjoy our own area of Native Bush, including Kauri Trees, (6-800 years old) Glimpses and the sounds of our native birds, streams and waterfalls, all this and more, and it's just 2 k's south of Huntly on the west bank of...More

Thank Kiwialan
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

1300 odd steps up, 354m of elevation along a 2.2km track - really enjoyable challenge and recommend to all!

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 16 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...More

2  Thank Judy N
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...More

Thank Jodene C
Reviewed 1 December 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.

Thank lorynl62
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Peter_dR_NZ
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...More

1  Thank Kerry M
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...More

1  Thank Pete Tanya L
Reviewed 11 January 2015

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...More

2  Thank togs73
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