Tramping

Karakariki Track: www.doc.govt.nz

The Karakariki waterfall walk is a liesurely 30 minute walk from the end of Karakariki Valley rd (2.5km from camp; campers may walk along the road to increase the length of time walking if preferred).

This small waterfall trek provides a great learning and playing opportunity for campers and is suitable to be used for bush studies, stream studies, swimming, fossil finding

The Karakariki Valley Experience:

KCC have access to private land adjacent to the Karakariki DOC Track creating the opportunity for groups staying with KCC to explore the valley further.

Overnight stays: can be organised through camp staff (it is located next to a four wheel drive campsite which is privately owned,  has ‘long drop’ facilities, running water, a fire pit and a clearing suitable for tenting).

Large Waterfall: By following the stream beyond the above waterfall trek for 15 minutes, you will find a much larger, layered waterfall. This is a great walk that requires walking through the stream to get to there.

Extra Tramping: For other varied walks in the Karakariki Valley, through bush and farmland with spectacular views, talk to KCC staff about guided tramping options. Tramps vary from 1 to 5 hours and can be tailored to the ability levels of your group (guiding costs apply).

Other Tramps Nearby

Pirongia Forest Park: www.doc.govt.nz

Variety of tramps and walks to suit all.

DOC Waikato Conservancy Office, Private Bag 3072 / 18 London St, Hamilton Ph (07) 838-3363

Karamu walkway: www.doc.govt.nz

10 minutes west of KCC towards Raglan is beginning of the Karamu walkway trek. It is a good 5 hour tramp through bush and farm land which provides many great views of the Waikato area on the way. This is a great walk for wearing out the kids and enjoying the outdoors.

Bridal Veil Falls: www.doc.govt.nz

An attractive easy walk into the top of the Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls following the Pakoka River for most of the way. This section of track is designed for assisted wheelchair use and is suitable for pushchairs. The two viewing platforms at the top of the falls provide spectacular views of the falls and surrounding countryside. The track continues down further stairs to the bottom view bridge and shelter with interpretation panels. From here there is a magnificent view directly across the pool and up at the falls.

Pipiwharauroa Walking and Biking Trail: www.raglan23.co.nz

At 430 metres above sea level, the trail winds over the Te Uku Wind Farm site which affords outstanding 360 degree views across the greater Waikato, to include Raglan, Kawhia and Aotea harbours, and on a clear day, Mt Taranaki.

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