Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

New Zealand New Zealand

Worth knowing

The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk runs for a length of 47 kilometers through New Zealand.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 2 days to walk the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in unmanaged huts and on campsites.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

47 km
Elevation gain
1.850 m
Elevation loss
1.750 m
Highest Point
Panekire Hut / 1.180 m
Lowest Point
Lake Waikaremoana / 600 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
47 km
1.850 m
1.750 m
Panekire Hut
1.180 m
Lake Waikaremoana
600 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
  • in unmanaged huts
  • on campsites
Solitude on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

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Arrival to the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

You will arrive via Auckland International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Mietwagen. Duration approx. 6 hours.

Departure from the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Departure is via Auckland International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Mietwagen. Takes about 6 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

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