Wairere Falls

The Wairere Falls are set amongst the beautiful bush of the Kaimai Ranges and drop over the Okauia Fault in two stages. The two sections of the walk through groves of native trees provide spectacular views of the falls and the district. Start: Goodwin Road, off Te Aroha-Okauia Road Time to first lookout: 45mins Time to second […]

Centennial Drive

Centennial Drive is a stunning botanical park winding it’s way through the Matamata town centre, featuring a wide variety of trees from all over the world. Start: Firth Street, Matamata Time: 15mins Distance: 1km

Kaimai Summit Loop Track

A pretty short walk through New Zealand bush, including a small river crossing. Start: Kaimai Summit, State Highway 29 Time: 20mins Distance: 500m

Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

Climb up the Maungakawa summit and lookout tower for great views of the surrounding countryside. From the car park, the track leads a short distance into the bush before splitting in two directions. The track to the right is shorter but does involve a steady climb to the summit and lookout tower. The track to […]

Rapurapu Kauri Track

The first 600 m are through a previously grazed area that is being revegetated using Radiata pine and tree lucerne as nursery crops. The track enters a terrace of Tawa forest then drops down to the Rapurapu Stream which it then follows, before reaching a boardwalk at the base of the kauri trees. The largest […]

Tarore’s Grave Site

Directions to Tarore’s Grave Site: Travel down Dunlop Road past the two cemetaries to your right. The grave site can be seen from the road. There is a wooden paling fence around the grave. Turn left and proceed down the sand road until you reach the brown house, and then walk through the paddocks until […]