From the parking area, follow the 4WD track to reach a gate. Proceed through the gate and keep following the well defined track for about 3km until you reach the signposted turnoff to Te Pourewa Hut. Descend the steep track to the Tauranga River and cross the swingbridge. Te Pourewa Hut (8 bunks) is located on a bench about 300m up the track to the north-west.
Time: 1-2 hrs.
Most of the land below the Mangaone Stream and in the Otapukawa Stream is private and users are asked to respect this.