Kauri Loop Track
Kauri Loop Track
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KiwiExplorers
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A nice, shorter alternative to the Hakarimata Walkway if you don’t have time or desire. Lots of stairs so reasonably hard going, but there are lots of benches to stop and rest. Some nice scenery, including the Kauri trees, Nikau palms and over the surrounding valleys. We did the track clockwise, but if you’re really only interested in the Kauri trees then do it anticlockwise or just to the Kauri trees and back. Took an hour for us to do the whole loop at a reasonable pace and few brief stops. Toilets available at start of trail.
Written 18 November 2023
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Nadi, Fiji118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Our group of 7 adults, 1 teenager and 1 child had mixed emotions about this hike. Tired, frustrated, sore albeit relieved to have done and ticked this off the bucket list. We started from the Ngaruawahia end and glad we did. The trail itself was challenging with lots of tree roots along the way.
We managed to complete this in 5& 1/2 hours, stopping on the hour every hour for 10 min break.
Written 4 January 2020
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Rick T
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Nicer than the Hakarimata steps because it has some nice flowing tracks with some enjoyable views. I also like that it has less people by far.
Written 5 November 2019
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S_Poothly
Auckland3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This is a nice track if you like stairs. I would suggest going via the Kauri Loop as it is a little easier than going straight up the continuous stairs to the top look out. When you go straight up, avoiding the Kauri Loop, expect well over 1000 stairs to greet you. To give you an idea, the sign at the top lookout says that the 1KM to the carpark will take you 30 mins to get to and that is going downhill.
The views are really quite nice and so are the Kauri so if you are feeling energetic or are wanting a good work out, go for it. If you are unfit, perhaps think of doing something else.
Written 5 November 2019
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Kiwialan
Huntly, New Zealand144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
Have walked this track a number of times now, and usually with overseas visitors. Apparently it's the southern most stand of native Kauri trees. It's not to hard a walk, the first part of steps is the hardest. The trip also goes to the top of the hill and you can see from Huntly to Ngaruawahia and the Waikato River. To continue is the hardest part going down. It's easier to return the way you came
Written 28 August 2019
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Meg C
16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
Home to the tallest trees in the world, this small national park has so much hidden beauty! Although it was a little rainy when we went, it made it even more beautiful. There are so many ferns, and if you come at the right time, you'll see a kiwi! But its highly unlikely. You don't really spend much time here but it's well worth it for a breath of fresh air.
Written 9 September 2018
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