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Tauranga-Taupo Waterfall Trek - Mahi Aroha

  • 1 Kiko Rd Motuoapa, Waikato, 3382 New Zealand (map)

Walk into the delightful Tauranga-Taupo Waterfall travelling off-track through red beech and mixed podocarp forest. 5 hours walking time.

Date: Friday 4th January 2019

Meeting place: State Highway 1, Kiko Road Intersection, Tauranga-Taupō. On Kiko Road at a safe distance from the Highway.

Start time: meet: 9 am

Max participants: 12

Minimum age: 12

Cost: Koha

Booking and enquiries to

Inclement weather – leader will text cell phones before trip goes ahead.

Trip Description

Join local conservation personalities and enthusiasts to be guided into the delightful Tauranga-Taupo waterfall nestled in the foothills of the Kaimanawa ranges. This place is special and not often visited.  You will be travelling off track through red beech and mixed podocarp forest. Stop for lunch and a refreshing swim, before returning back. 5-6 hours walking time.  Good level of fitness required – there is a challenging decent down to the waterfall – optional.

What to bring…

-       Waterproof and warm clothing

-       Packed lunch and water

-       Sturdy tramping / walking shoes

-       Personal medication

-       Camera

Note – the Trip Leader reserves the right to refuse anyone who is insufficiently equipped

Objectives of the trip / event

-       To provide opportunities for people to explore our places (off track)

-       Learn about conservation

-       Tell our stories / interpretation

-       To share a beautiful part of the country!

Earlier Event: January 1
Come Fly a Kite Day - Mahi Aroha
Later Event: January 7
Whanau Nature Day - Mahi Aroha