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Place Category: Free Activity
Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway
Nga Tapuwae o Toi, or the ‘Footprints of Toi’, is a walkway which captures the essence of the Whakatane district.
For details on Nga Tapuwae o Toi Walkway please visit the Department of Conservation website >>
Te Urewera National Park Walks
Te Urewera National Park includes a variety of short walks and tramps through the Waimana Valley and the Whakatane River which are accessible from the Whakatane boundary of the park.
For details on Te Urewera National Park walks please visit the Department of Conservation website >>
Whirinaki Forest Park
Amazingly tall trees, rushing rivers, a wide variety of habitats and a fascinating past combine to create Whirinaki Forest Park. This was one of New Zealand’s most famous conservation battlegrounds, where people actively fought to save a magnificent native forest.
View the many walks in Whirinaki Forest Park on the Department of Conservation website >>
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
The Lake Waikaremoana Track (south of Whakatane) is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. It takes 3 – 4 days to complete and takes in some of the best scenery in the country.
The Lake Waikaremoana Track requires preparation and knowledge of the area. Visit the Department of Conservation website for track details >>
Walking maps, brochures, hut permits and safety information for all walks in the area are available from the Department of Conservation links above, the Whakatane Information Centre or the Rangitaiki Area DOC office.