Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

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Time: 3 - 4 days, Distance: 46 km

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!

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North IslandOut EastLake Waikaremoana

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Susanne

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk, peaceful feeling.

Reviewed about 2 years ago and experienced in January 2017

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Julian Gury

France

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sylvain Chanton

Switzerland

Ranking: 10/10

Very nice walk around the lake. Very good huts.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Sylvain Schiber

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Rolf

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and lovely walk. If you have the chance to do it. Lovely view of the lake.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Flora Kiessling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Not so crowded, wonderfully located huts, very varied, peaceful, breathtaking views.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Johannes Marold

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Great nature, especially the first day. Untouched, ancient forest like in a fairytale.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Tatiana Racheneau

France

Ranking: 10/10

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!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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George

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful walk through native bush. Passing several little lakes and isolated tracks. At Lake Waikareiti you can hire a rowing boat.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Emily Pohlmann

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice three day walk but really hard to walk.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Tim Ronke

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Awesome walk. Good fishing. The huts are primo.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Frenziska Schmid

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Laura Moore

United States

Ranking: 8/10

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.

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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