ElevationAscent: 146' 45 m
Descent: -662' -202 m
High: 1,701' 518 m
Low: 1,185' 361 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)
“A well-maintained, benched trail descending from Whangamata Rd to beautiful Kawakawa Bay.”— Kerry Suter
The track undulates, though terrain is 'mostly downhill'. Luckily the track is well maintained and typically clear of obstructions.
The trail follows the Orakau Stream and wetlands through beautiful native bush down to the lake edge at Kawakawa Bay which is an ideal spot for lunch and a rest prior to making the return ascent to your car or being picked up by water taxi. Alternatively, run up and over the ridge on the K2K Trail segment to get from from Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch to make for a longer day.
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Land Manager: Department of Conservation