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The track heads up to the volcanic cliffs behind Motuoapa, to a wooden viewing platform. The lookout offers excellent views of Stump Bay, Motuoapa Peninsula, the wetlands and Lake Taupō. Treat the area with respect as it's of cultural importance to the Ngati Tuwharetoa people.
Return via the same track. Or for a slight variation during the descent, continue along a path which leads to the northern end of the settlement, and return alongside the state highway to the track entrance.
Getting here: Motuoapa village lies 10 km north of Turangi on SH1. The track begins on Tangitu Street, at the northern end of Motuoapa Lodge.
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