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Wairakau Stream Track

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Wairakau Stream Track

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Wairakau Road, Whangaroa 0479 New Zealand
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Scenic Mustang Convertible Tour with Winery Lunch
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Scenic Mustang Convertible Tour with Winery Lunch

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Tour the Bay of Islands in style with this private Mustang excursion. Visit some of the most spectacular natural and cultural spots around the bay while enjoy the open-air views from the late model Mustang Convertible. Customize the itinerary to suit your needs, and choose to extend the 4.5-hour tour with wine tastings and lunch at a vineyard if you like.
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nzp0ppy wrote a review Nov 2020
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand13,931 contributions445 helpful votes
We did the walk today. we read all the info and expected it to be a tough walk. it isnt. Anyone with some fitness would be able to walk from Totara north to lane hut, and then its a steepish but short climb to dukes nose. If you have any nz hiking experience in the outdoors you will find this walk fairly easy. The stream walk has no steep hills, We didnt even get our feet wet at the stream crossings, lots of rocks to get across. It took us 20 minutes to walk up Dukes nose and that included photo stops. We are mid fifties agegroup. Its trickier getting down than up, but wear good footwear and its really achieveable We got the water taxi one way, which was a lovely trip. But walking there and back is every achieveable. To give you an idea we got the water taxi at 10am from Totara north. Walked up dukes nose and back down, had lunch at lane cove, walked out and were back at the car at 1pm.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mark T wrote a review Dec 2019
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Amazing walk through bush’s with nice stream crossings to green harbour views. Clkiffs all around with a cool waterfall (seasonal).
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Onthego wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada17 contributions18 helpful votes
The Whangaroa Harbour area has excellent, pristine hiking trails. The Wairakau Stream track is one such trail that can be hiked one-way or return and, for hikers wanting a challenge, it can be done in conjunction with the ascent of the Bishop's Nose. New Zealand's Department of Conservation (DOC) website has descriptions of all NZ's hiking trials. The Wairakau Stream Track is a challenging hilly medium level two-hour (one-way) hike starting at the end of Campbell Road in Totara North. It crosses abandoned farmland, two streams and forest land. It ends at Lane Cove Hut, which is available for overnight accommodation through prior arrangement with the DOC. It can be hiked round trip (4 hours) or one-way with a fun water taxi ride back to Whangaroa Harbour via Whangaroa Harbour Water Taxi. They can also arrange a ride back to your car. Going one way will leave you enough energy to tackle the climb to the Duke’s Nose (Kiaraara Rocks) when you reach Lane Hut. It is a steep additional 30-45 minute one way trek and the last section is reached by holding a cable. Not for the faint of heart. Some hikers just tackle the Duke’s Nose by taking a water taxi to and from Lane Cove from Whangaroa Harbour. This hike with water taxi return is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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OnTheRoadExploring wrote a review Feb 2019
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand21 contributions5 helpful votes
An amazing day walk, a real hidden gem. Park your car at the start of the track on Wairakau Road, Totara North. Walk through native bush to Lane Cove Hut then a climb up to Duke's Nose. First 20 mins or so, you walk up an access road then you see sign posts and take a right. Mostly downhill from here for the next 1.5 hours. You will need to cross the Wairakau Stream twice, hoping over rocks. I can imagine after high rainfall the water level may rise but I never got my shoes wet. The track is well sign posted and trail in good condition. Once you get to Lane Cove, depending on fitness it will be around 45 mins walk uphill. A small amount of stamina is required to get up to the top as you will need to climb with the assistance of fixed poles up the rock face. I would say this isn't for everyone so keep this in mind before attempting the walk. Views are incredible, so worth it! I walked there and back in a few hours with a couple of rest breaks, but there is an option to take a water taxi one way or return if needed. Bookings required. Trip is a must do!
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Date of experience: January 2019
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lulu1106 wrote a review Jan 2019
Ahipara, New Zealand185 contributions40 helpful votes
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This walk gives you a real kiwi taste of native Bush and birds. Swim in the water holes and walk to the dukes nose.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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