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Track: Waikaremoana Track - Great Walk. East Coast/Hawkes Bay Conservancy
Location: Te Urewera National Park, mid North Island
Access: SH38 between Rotorua and Wairoa
Description: 4 - 5 day easy to medium tramp. One day climbing to Panekiri Ridge with views of the lake and countryside
DOC contact: Aniwaniwa: +64 6 837 3900
Comment: Great Walk. Bookings required. Brochure available.

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Track: Waioeka River Track. East Coast/Hawkes Bay Conservancy
Location: Waioeka Scenic Reserve, eastern North Island between Opotiki and Gisborne
Access: Off SH2 at Moanui/Matawai and at Wairata
Description: Moderate to hard 4 day tramp through river flats, gorges and bush scenery. Numerous river crossings. Good fly fishing
DOC contact: Opotiki: +64 7 315 1001
Comment: 2 standard huts.

Track: Waipoua Forest. Northland Conservancy
Location: North-western North Island
Access: Approximately 50 km north of Dargaville on SH12
Description: Day walks
DOC contact: Waipoua:+64 9 439 3011
Comment: Cabins available and or camping by the Waipoua River.

Track: Waitutu Track. Southland Conservancy
Location: Waitutu Forest, southern South Island
Access: Tuatapere/Papatotara Road to Bluecliffs Beach and returning the same way
Description: Challenging trip. Coastal forest tramp 61 km one way to Big River
DOC contact: Invercargill: +64 3 214 4589
Comment: Standard huts. Brochure available.

Track: Wangapeka Track. Nelson/Marlborough Conservancy and West Coast Conservancy
Location: Kahurangi National Park, north west South Island
Access: From Nelson, Tapawera Wangapeka River Road or Little Wanganui on the West Coast
Description: 4 - 5 day medium to hard tramp through river valleys and over passes
DOC contact: Motueka: +64 3 528 1810

Karamea: +64 3 782 6652
Comment: Serviced huts. Brochure available.

Track: Whakatane River Track. East Coast/ Hawkes Bay Conservancy
Location: Te Urewera National Park, eastern North Island
Access: Ruatahuna on SH38 between Rotorua and Wairoa or Ruatoki North near Whakatane
Description: Easy to medium walking through forest and riverside. 5 days from Ruatahuna
DOC contact: Aniwaniwa: +64 6 387 3803
Comment: Standard huts. Good fishing. Information sheet available.

Track: Whanganui Journey - Great Walk. Whanganui Conservancy. (NB Canoe Trip)
Location: Whanganui River through Whanganui National Park, Taumarunui  Pipiriki
Access: Cherry Grove, Taumarunui, Ohinepane on SH43 or Whakahoro off SH4
Description: 3 - 6 day canoe trip on Whanganui river between Taumarunui and Pipiriki (starting from Whakahoro provides shorter trip)
DOC contact: Wanganui: +64 6 348 8475
Comment: Great Walk (1 October - 30 April). Camping options are more numerous than huts. Brochure available.

Track: Whirinaki Track. Bay of Plenty Conservancy
Location: Whirinaki Forest Park, mid North Island
Access: Minginui off SH38 between Wairoa and Rotorua
Description: Easy to medium walking for 2 - 5 days including caves and waterfalls
DOC contact: Murupara: +64 7 366 1080
Comment: Serviced and standard huts. Brochure available.

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