Whiowhio Track

Whiowhio Track

Whiowhio Track begins at the end of Te Rae St, Kuratau, on the shores of Lake Taupō. It makes its way through a clump of native bush before emerging in a grassy park, planted rather unusually with eucalyptus. From here, head right towards the water and the path should be obvious; back into mostly native bush, with the Kuratau River immediately beside you.

The track was particularly muddy on the rainy day these photos were taken, and at a dawdle took about an hour return. It could likely be done in half this time on a drier day when you’re not avoiding ending up covered in mud!

At the far end, it links up with Riverbank Drive. So you could turn this into a loop by completing the walk on Kuratau’s quiet streets rather than heading back the same way.

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