Northern Tarawera Track in Rotorua


Trails: Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite foot bridge – Northern Tarawera Track – Humphries Bay Campsite (Junction of Northern Tarawera Track and Eastern Okataina Track) – Eastern Okataina Track – Otangimoana Bay of Lake Okataina – retrace back the same way to Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite.

Caution: No drinkable water supply at campsite! Permits ticket must be collected on the day of entering the forest roads from Kawerau Information Centre!

Car Park: Yes. Lake Tarawera Outlet Campsite with ticket.
Public Toilet: Yes
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 9.6 km
Total climbing: 480 m
Average speed: 4.02 km/h
Total Time: 03:00:50

Note: Above is one way track.

We took a return in total time: 05:30:00, Total distance: 19.2 km, Total flat distance: 19 km, Climbing distance: 6.8 km, Descent distance: 6.6 km, Flat distance: 5.8 km, Maximum difference: 120 m, Final balance: 0.

Difficulty Rating: 2.98 – M
The “Total Time” is my time in Jan which includes breaks for photo shooting and lunch time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you slow down to average 3 km/h plus 60 min stop then the total time will be around 7:30 hrs.

Photos on the map.

Northern Tarawera Track in Rotorua

Northern Tarawera Track in Rotorua

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