Waiorongomai Valley Tramping Tracks

Waiorongomai Valley Tramping Tracks

Waiorongomai Valley Tramping Tracks
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K0whai_53
Waikato Region, New Zealand20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
If we were fitter we would have like to venture further on tracks. Have been here several times in different seasons as we are local, a good short drive from home during COVID lockdown with a thermos & better after restrictions changed with a snack to go with our cold drinks from a Te Aroha bakery or cafe. Well recommended generous sized, stoney car-park although not very well maintained, some large pot-holes and puddles. Road access is sealed part of the way from Te Aroha - Gordon Road then a good gravel surface for the remainder of Waiorongomai Loop Road, We usually use the part opp Mace Rd going in & out the other direction as there is a tricky - for our low car drivers - give way junction
Written 11 September 2020
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Amali F
Albany, New Zealand18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
We went up Butlers incline then Queen May incline up to Waiorongomai saddle and back down Queen May then High Level track back to carpark.
This is a fantastic bushwalk if you are okay with unformed and at times slippery tracks.
Butlers incline is long and steep.
You go over a swing bridge and a short but very dark tunnel - a torch will be handy. I will recommend tramping boots and a stick as there are steep inclines and descents which are slippery.
Swimming gear will come handy to have a dip in the stream near the carpark to refresh after the climb.
Written 2 February 2019
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Heather B
Te Aroha, New Zealand48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
6 of us plus our dog jumped in the campervan and drove from Te Aroha to the Waiorongomai Valley. We parked by the remains of the old gold mining settlement and stream. It was a lovely day and we first had our picnic then waded in the beautiful stream. We had taken some stainless steel bowls so the children could try panning for gold. A lot of fun! Later we wandered up the track by the crusher. You need a reasonable standard of fitness for these walks as they can be fairly steep in places. Lovely walk and enjoyable afternoon.
Written 15 October 2018
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peter_the_traveller4
Deal, UK291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We decided to take the normal trail up to Butler's incline and then the tram track back. Great walk through unspoilt bush. Very varied which made it. Some nice pools at the start/finish for a picnic or bathing feet!!
Written 9 January 2018
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Andrea B
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
Definitely worth a visit if you have time. We walked along the tram way to the base of Buttler's Incline, then embarked on the intense climb to the top - intense! Returning via the High Pack Track (from memory) we were glad we did it this way round as this track was an easy descent but less interesting than the tram way track.
Written 14 October 2017
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763anne
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
This tramway was the engineers " swan song" - up a steep incline and winding up and then down. Spectacular views and through bush. Well worth a days outing.
Written 7 October 2017
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Daniel M
Thames, New Zealand54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
This beautiful valley is filled with lovely bush walks, combined with the remains of railways and machinery left behind from its gold mining past. You can also link through to the other hiking trails on Mt Te Aroha and Kaimai Ranges.
Written 29 August 2017
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