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Round Track

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42.8 hectares of native bush owned and maintained by the Waikato Branch of Forest and Bird.


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Map Key

2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

86%

Runnable

981' 299 m

High

647' 197 m

Low

415' 126 m

Up

419' 128 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views

Description

A beautiful trail leading through native bush, the Round Track follows close to the boundary of the Reserve, but just far enough in that you don't realize that you are so close to the road and farmland.

The track takes about 1hour 30min - 2 hours. The first third of the track is quite flat, then it slowly descends to the Pekanui Stream, where you cross a bridge before climbing slowly back up to the start. Runners will pass through beautiful native bush, with lots of fern undergrowth surrounds you for the entire loop.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors will see many native birds in the reserve including the pied tit, silvereye, North Island fantail, tui and kereru. There are also many native plants like king ferns, miro, and the occasional hinau can all be seen in this tawa-kamahi forest. Keep a special eye out near the Pekanui Stream, where a 600-year-old kihakatea can be seen!

Contacts

Land Manager: Forest and Bird

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#33

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#2,808

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Photos

Nikau palms.
Nov 19, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
Looking over a small gully.
Nov 19, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
Beautiful greens of the native bush.
Nov 19, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
Ferns growing along the side of the track.
Nov 19, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ
An information sign greets visitors at the start of the track.
Dec 12, 2016 near Otorohanga, NZ

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