Waitahinga Trails

Waitahinga Trails, Whanganui: Hours, Address, Waitahinga Trails Reviews: 5/5

Waitahinga Trails
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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3 reviews
Very good

1 contribution
Trail walks
Jan 2021 • Couples
After a short gravel road up hill, we found the car park. Short walk up the hill to the sign. Plenty of walks to choose from. Our first was the chicken loop. This was not too tricky, easy to achieve at any fitness level. Took both our small dogs and we all loved it. Spectacular views on a fine day. During summer you can go late as the sun was still up at 6.40pm after an hour walk. We next walked the entire way to the dam and back. Took 4 hours including stops at a very steady pace. Take plenty of H2O! Coming back up the Rimu track is mostly uphill. Overall, excellent experience 👌
Written 25 January 2021
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5 contributions
Awesome walking, interesting terrain and nature
Sep 2020 • Solo
I tackled the full 5 hour loop of the trails in steady all day rain, no views for me, but boy it was worth it the terrain is awesome, from goblin like forest floors to feral goat spotting up on the ridge lines
The highlight was the old narked trees I came across, just magnificent.
Very well marked for directions, I was solo and it wasn’t a problem.
The last 10km or so of road to the start of the trails isn’t sealed so just something to be aware of.
Written 18 September 2020
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Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand20 contributions
Magnificent views and a range of walks
May 2018 • Family
The Waitahinga Trails are located about 12 kms from SH 3, past Bushy Park, inland from Kai Iwi Beach, and are a collection of walks in native bush catering for various fitness levels. There are various walks of different lengths and is a great half day or full day outing in the hinterlands of Whanganui! A short walk to the Taranaki and Ruapehu lookouts lead you to a stunning panoramic view from Mt Egmont to Mt Ruapehu – this alone makes the drive out here worthwhile.
Most of the walking trails are under native forest canopy. This forest is a combination of original forest including tawa and rimu and very old regeneration dating back to when the land was purchased in 1903. The ancient looking mahoes on the flatter areas are examples of regeneration. You will follow an old fence line for several kilometres on the longer walks. This fence was built of local totara and the stumps of the trees felled for it are still evident. In places it is hard to believe the fence is over a hundred years old.
Written 11 November 2018
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