Waikato River Walking Track

This shared-use track starts at the Huka Falls carpark and ends at Otupo Flat.

Five minutes down the track there is a grassed area with great views back to the falls. From here there is a short steep climb up to the road and cafe, then the track drops again to the river through the Totara Gully and ambles along through a variety of terrain and vegetation. There are several short side tracks to points of interest along the way.

For mountain bikers, the Cafe Track and Ferguson's sections are grade two, whereas Te Totara Gully and Gut sections are a challenging grade three with sharp climbs and descents.

Getting there: Huka Falls is just a five minute drive north of Taupo, off SH1 on Huka Falls Road.

Distance 2km
Bike time / walk time 20 mins / 1 hour
Bike grade / physical rating  2 / Easy
Walk physical rating Easy
Direction Both directions
Transport, bike hire & guides Yes. Click here for more information. 
Dog access Yes

Physical address:
Huka Falls Road
Wairakei
Taupō
3377
New Zealand