25/3/21 - Section Update
This section is now fully open.
Easily accessed from Whakamaru Dam this 26km section is almost always in sight of the scenic and expansive Lake Whakamaru. The trail is moderately technical with some short steep areas and corners to navigate and is graded INTERMEDIATE. The stunning Pohuturoa rock, a magnificent historically significant feature is in your sights as you wind along the trail. This section has been extended into the Atiamuri Village and has a designated shelter and carpark for you to use.
Just 3km short of the Whakamaru Dam is the popular Lake Whakamaru Reserve, a popular summer camping destination.
Trail Grade Info
Grade 3 (Intermediate) - Off road trails can be narrow and may include hill climbs, steep drop offs and small river crossings. The trail surface is mostly firm, but may include muddy or loose sections. These may be obstacles to avoid.