Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk is one of the seven Great Walks in New Zealand. An easy going overnight trek that gives a mixture of interesting bush, great swimming, lake views and good fishing if it takes your fancy.
There has recently been some excellent Kiwi recovery work done around the lake so you may even hear some kiwi at night if you are lucky. If you are a bit unsure of embarking on this walk on your own, there are several operators offering excellent guiding services. Enjoy!
North Island ▷ Out East ▷ Lake Waikaremoana
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Nice walk, peaceful feeling.
Beautiful walk around the lake and impressive view at the top of the hill for the first morning. But the water taxi is too expensive.
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Very nice walk around the lake. Very good huts.
Did it in October in 3 days/ 2 nights. If you do it clockwise you will start with the "hard" part. DOC office & water taxi ($50) on the road.
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Nice and lovely walk. If you have the chance to do it. Lovely view of the lake.
Not so crowded, wonderfully located huts, very varied, peaceful, breathtaking views.
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Great nature, especially the first day. Untouched, ancient forest like in a fairytale.
Our first Great Walk in New Zealand! Challenging in two days. Very popular (access by boat) but we really enjoyed the landscape with the lake and the bush changing often. Much shade on sunny days!
Beautiful walk through native bush. Passing several little lakes and isolated tracks. At Lake Waikareiti you can hire a rowing boat.
Nice three day walk but really hard to walk.
Awesome walk. Good fishing. The huts are primo.
It was such a beautiful walk! You have awesome views from the top and an amazing forest to tramp through. But you can easily do it in three days as well.
The beautiful panoramic of the lake made the gruelling climb worth it! The basic lodges gave the experience a rustic feel (which was exactly what we wanted!). Well signed, a great tramp.
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