Waimaha Station (2.5 hours drive from Gisborne) is located on Waimaha Road and can be reached by following Ngatapa Road from Gisborne. Permission must be obtained from the station manager before entering the property. There are good campsites along the route just past a large slip (3.5 hours) and at Anini Stream (6 hours). From here you will cross the Tikitikiotari Range to Owhakarotu Stream (3 hours), before climbing through swampy land up to a campsite on the slopes of Maungapohatu (3 hours). From here the track reaches a small clearing (1 hour), before dropping steadily down to Maungapohatu. The route leads out to the Taupeupe Saddle on State Highway 38.
Time: 2-3 days.
Most of the land below the Mangaone Stream and in the Otapukawa Stream is private and users are asked to respect this.
Station Manager: (Ph: 06 867 0234, Fax: 06 867 0953)