The track leaves the hut and continues up the Whakatane River track travelling through native forest, regenerating bush and grass flats before reaching a swingbridge. This crosses to the true right of the Whakatane River. The track continues along the river through native forest and past the Tarakena Rapids for 4km to reach Ngahiramai Hut (8 bunks).
Note of Caution
Please note that there are many areas of private (Maori) land in this area (mainly large clearings and areas of manuka forest). Access is permitted through these areas but no camping or hunting is allowed – please stay on the tracks. Security of vehicles at track ends can also be an issue.
Time: 3-4 hrs.
Please contact either
Robert Black (07 312 9469) or
Basil Tamiana (07 312 9176) who can assist with providing secure locations to park vehicles.