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Lake Waikaremoana

Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Best of NZ!

Stunning scenery, manageable for most levels of fitness. 4 days out of phone reception, walking... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
Majestic landscapes floating in the clouds

Lake Waikaremoana is absolutely stunning. Our first day up the Bluff from the Onepoto shelter to... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Stunning scenery, manageable for most levels of fitness. 4 days out of phone reception, walking through forest & along lake edge, interspersed with daily swims - bliss! Don't forget DEET for the sandflies. Rats & possums often near huts so food needs to be wrapped...More

Thank KTMurtan
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Lake Waikaremoana is absolutely stunning. Our first day up the Bluff from the Onepoto shelter to Panekiri hut saw us ascend the side of bluff covered in beautiful magical forest. When we arrived at the hut we were literally in the clouds! There is a...More

7  Thank HaereRose
Reviewed 8 March 2016

I went there to do one of the great walks. I made the mistake of coming from wrong side and did a 70 km drive along unsealed road - it was pretty rough in places. Got there and some major building works going on. Large...More

Thank buskerboy
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Hiked around this lake with a group of friends...starting at Onepoto. Day one was a good slog uphill to the first hut, with wonderful views and spots to stop for lunch. Hut 1 was quite basic (for a great walk hut) but satisfactory. Day two...More

2  Thank qlddebo
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Spent the night in one of the cabins at the lake. It was very comfortable and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The lake was a lovely place to spend some time and was obviously very popular. It has a variety of accomadation levels...More

Thank Kathrine O
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Ideal for a weekend getaway. You don't have to be hugely into tramping / walking or boating, just as good to hire a cabin at Waikaremoana Holiday Park (roughly $100 p/night) and have a BBQ, walk down to the lake front and have a swim....More

Thank Rafflad
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Absolutely loved this walk! We were lucky enough to have gorgeous weather, it was hot but the track is mostly sheltered and if we got too hot we just jumped in the lake! It was pure bliss. We did the walk in 3 days, staying...More

14  Thank kiakaha7
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Best ever guided walk. Planning, resources, personnel, guide Sam was the very best experienced guide I have had in my long life. 7 in the group of very compatible hikers, Sam the guide explained all the interesting facets of the walk in layman so terms....More

Thank marywise1234
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my four day, three night, Lake Waikaremoana guided walk with Sam the guide and Perrie the boatman and BBQ king. All aspects of the walk were well executed and ran to schedule. The enroute commentary was good and the meals well prepared. The...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 18 January 2016

This place is amazing with so much to do. The waterfalls by the visitors centre are amazing, the hike up to Lake Waikariiti was peaceful with amazing bird life, exploring the caves was exciting - a little hairy at times - and Lou's Lookout showed...More

1  Thank red300
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Response from MONIPE17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there sorry for delay in reply ok Q1: chalets are our choice best value. Q2: hopefully your stay is a while because that's a long drive from Auckland via Rotorua-Murupara. Q3: best to ring Waikaremoana Holiday Park for... More
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Response from 267helenai | Reviewed this property |
It was raining so hard they were non existent!
Tennille S
3 February 2017|
Response from BinaNZ | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you need to start with Panekire Hut- so up the ridge the first day - beautiful hike, enjoy it!