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Lake Waikaremoana

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Address: Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
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+64 6-837 3779

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beautiful, romantic and serene. hunters dream

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC (Department of conservation) huts that can be hired for lodging and there is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Israel B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC (Department of conservation) huts that can be hired for lodging and there is also tracks up to the top of the bluff.The hunting and trout fishing are awesome. beautiful place to get away alone amongst nature or with... More 

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Thank Israel B
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are 50 year old New Zealanders and last visited at least 20 years ago. Interesting being a tourist in your own country and it stood up very well. Great carving school and excellent weaving and I learnt more about types of flax used, probably the best in the country available for tourists to see outside of... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this hike over NYE with Walking Legends and had the time of my life. Great guides - genuine kiwis and perfect hosts, we had a ball. No hope of losing any weight on this trip - the food was just too good. The scenery is unbelievable - weather was perfect to see the cloud forest at its best -... More 

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Hvar, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent essentially just under 24hrs in this location and stayed overnight at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Has showers, toilets and a kitchen. On check-in, I even got a complimentary bag of lollies (sweets to you Brits). The hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable. Booking online was very easy and done approx. three days before staying there, the rates were... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past 11 years we have stayed at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park and this time we noticed significant changes in the place we chose. We stayed in a Chalet which has been upgraded nicely it was so cosy, comfortable and very clean. Really happy to see the park maintained by the local tribes of this area. Lake Waikaremoana has... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this walk with Walking Legends and it was fantastic. They provided all the food, organised all the transport and all we had to do was show up. Seeing in new years in the nature bush was great too with all the other trampers. There was a campfire and lots of good food and drink. Had the best time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lake has plenty of trails and is really a great experience. Bushes, waterfalls, rivers, all worth a full day of trekking. DO NOT MISS Lou's Lookout path, 45 mins return walk which will astonish you both for the walk and the final lookout. A must do for everyone.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience a pure, tranquil New Zealand hike, do the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk! It is a comparably easy hike doable in three or four days. There is only one relatively difficult and long climb and descend, the majority is flat and gentle easy walk in amazing old forest that changes colours and plants around each corner.... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first great walk in NZ (in a group of 7) and first self guided camping carrying a full backpack (previous hikes was with a porter). It was fairly physically tiring on mainly the 1st day but there was ample time for rest and the views along the way to the summit, Panekire Bluff were totally worth it.... More 

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Bruce, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Beautiful scenery, well signposted, well-maintained facilities. The first part up to Panekire Hut is strenuous - and it was a hot day when we did it - so bring a hat and top up your water. Stunning views over the lake are your reward. The next day is mostly downhill - lots of steps! Don't do what I did and... More 

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