Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch NZGR


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Pistov

Thread: Track walking times (Ureweras and Kawekas)

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    214

    Track walking times (Ureweras and Kawekas)

    Good morning,

    Just wondering if someone could help point me in the right direction where i could look up how long it would take to walk certain tracks. Just having a look at google earth and there a couple of loops i've been wondering about. Are there some maps with times etc? I could work it out i suppose just thought maybe DOC has something.

    Cheers.

  2. #2
    Member Bonecrusher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    786
    DOC website

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    484
    Some of the early track guides used to give times and distances, This was for the Urewera and and were for the Whakatane river and Waimana .river. I am sure that there was one for Lake Waikaremoana as well

  4. #4
    Member Chur Bay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Posts
    194
    Taupo trampers publish a lot of tramp details on the web. That's worth a look.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    214
    Thank you will check them out.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    18
    Apart from the Waikaremoana track, there's not been a lot of track maintenance done on the likes of the Waimana and Whakatane tracks for quite some while. So I'd be a bit cautious of "indicated times", someone with local knowledge would be a better bet. The last time we walked the Whakatane track, downstream, in the main it's pretty easy to follow, but between Hanamahihi and the Waikare junction, there's quite a bit that's "disappeared! Not that it matters much, if the river is ok just wander down the river bed, lovely walk in good weather! Magic piece of the country!
    Ranal likes this.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Waikato
    Posts
    18
    Wouldn't want to be trying to get out of the Whakatane at the moment---they have had the highest river level ever recorded there!!
    I'd hate to be ploddin down the valley "on me orse" and have that lot arrive!! It's a huge catchment and add the Waimana to it and it's a massive amount of water! I bet the landscape has been altered a fair bit.

  8. #8
    Member Biggun708's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Rotorua
    Posts
    406
    Quote Originally Posted by Pistov View Post
    Wouldn't want to be trying to get out of the Whakatane at the moment---they have had the highest river level ever recorded there!!
    I'd hate to be ploddin down the valley "on me orse" and have that lot arrive!! It's a huge catchment and add the Waimana to it and it's a massive amount of water! I bet the landscape has been altered a fair bit.
    I'm thinking of a couple of grassy islands up a couple of creeks that I'm pretty sure won't be there any more! Might be some nice slips in a couple of years time...

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    13
    an old workmate of mine has a pretty good site for that. NZ Route Guides.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Te Ureweras
    By Pengy in forum Hunting
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 14-10-2014, 07:54 PM
  2. Thompson's Track/Tuahu Track
    By Yeti in forum Hunting
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 18-05-2014, 06:45 AM
  3. Replies: 27
    Last Post: 30-11-2013, 10:55 PM
  4. Dog Walking
    By Dougie in forum Off topic
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 25-10-2012, 09:16 PM
  5. Spring Hunt Ureweras ,who's keen to join me.
    By Mohawk660 in forum Hunting
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-09-2012, 08:35 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!