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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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Awesome weekend with unbelievable scenes

We did this walk over Waitangi weekend this year. We took 4 days to do the walk though it could be... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Zoe D
via mobile
beautiful, romantic and serene. hunters dream

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Israel B
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Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We did this walk over Waitangi weekend this year. We took 4 days to do the walk though it could be done in 3. Most chose to do it in 4 because you need the shorter day on the last day in order to get...More

Thank Zoe D
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC (Department of conservation) huts that can be hired for lodging and there is also tracks up to the top of the bluff.The hunting...More

Thank Israel B
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are 50 year old New Zealanders and last visited at least 20 years ago. Interesting being a tourist in your own country and it stood up very well. Great carving school and excellent weaving and I learnt more about types of...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Did this hike over NYE with Walking Legends and had the time of my life. Great guides - genuine kiwis and perfect hosts, we had a ball. No hope of losing any weight on this trip - the food was just too good. The scenery...More

1  Thank SheppaB1
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

I spent essentially just under 24hrs in this location and stayed overnight at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Has showers, toilets and a kitchen. On check-in, I even got a complimentary bag of lollies (sweets to you Brits). The hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable. Booking...More

3  Thank Troy_Skelton
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

In the past 11 years we have stayed at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park and this time we noticed significant changes in the place we chose. We stayed in a Chalet which has been upgraded nicely it was so cosy, comfortable and very clean. Really happy...More

1  Thank MONIPE17
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We did this walk with Walking Legends and it was fantastic. They provided all the food, organised all the transport and all we had to do was show up. Seeing in new years in the nature bush was great too with all the other trampers....More

2  Thank SVT001
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The lake has plenty of trails and is really a great experience. Bushes, waterfalls, rivers, all worth a full day of trekking. DO NOT MISS Lou's Lookout path, 45 mins return walk which will astonish you both for the walk and the final lookout. A...More

2  Thank Francesco Paolo C
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience a pure, tranquil New Zealand hike, do the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk! It is a comparably easy hike doable in three or four days. There is only one relatively difficult and long climb and descend, the majority is flat and...More

Thank BinaNZ
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was my first great walk in NZ (in a group of 7) and first self guided camping carrying a full backpack (previous hikes was with a porter). It was fairly physically tiring on mainly the 1st day but there was ample time for rest...More

1  Thank Huiyiong
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hilarybrown3
9 April 2017|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Hilary I did the walk in reverse and in three nights four days, however, not recommended at this time of year as extremely wet and is actually closed right now! The walk is quite miserable in the winter months and... More
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Ellen M
16 February 2017|
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Response from markwsx | Reviewed this property |
It rained real bad, but when the rain stopped they were peaty near the water. They local organic repellant is relatively cheap and highly effective. We used it and were never bothered!!
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