This track is not recommended due to storm damage. It is currently only a route and only experienced trampers should attempt due to extensive windfall.
Whirinaki Forest Park is 90 km south-east of Rotorua and reached via Minginui Road, off Te Whaiti Road (old SH38), then via Old Te Whaiti Road and River Road, to the River Road car park.
The Southern entrance is 43 km from Minginui along forestry roads. From Minginui turn up Main road, which becomes South road. About 30 minutes later turn left onto Pine Milling road and follow the 'Whirinaki Track' signs to Plateau car park.
Time: 6 hrs.