Lake Waikaremoana, North Island

#80 of 215 in Nature in North Island
Journey the lush, green mountain ridge surrounding the navy-colored waters of Lake Waikaremoana. A popular destination for overnight hikes, the rainforest and wetlands around the lake have been ranked one of the country's "Great Walks." Camping and fishing are among the other recreational things to do. The track is dotted with huts for overnight guests to rest in, and home to plenty of wildlife. Opt to do one of the hikes on your own, or employ the help of a local guided tour. Put Lake Waikaremoana into our Wairoa trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wairoa.
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  • This is a lovely part of the country although perhaps not the easiest to get to. We came up from Wairoa. We went to the caves; then Lou's Lookout; then two sets of falls then a longish walk to the...  more »
  • This is a really beautiful part of the country, I have also done this walk a few years ago when DOC was running it, and it was fantastic. This time the hut maintenance, track condition, and pest...  more »
  • Beautiful walk! If you are fit and don't stop all the time to take photos of the many point of view, you'll probably be much faster than what the sign are saying so take your time and enjoy!
  • An amazing place to ever visit if you are into hunting, fishing or tramping. The bush is teeming with red deer. The lake is full of trout. If you fly, lure or soft bait for them you WILL catch trout. The creek mouth is an amazing spot to fish. There is at least 2-3 fish there at one. They are so abundant that my friend foul hooked one. The tramping is incredible as well. There is a walk that you can go around that goes around the whole lake!
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