Nice quick short walk. Watch the fishermen fish for trout.
In the map above, if you zoom in on the walk, you’ll see all the following track points and their location. Each point has photos along with a description about each one.
Just before the turn off to Highway 38 to Murupara and lake Waikaremoana, unless it is raining, you will see Rainbow Mountain. Looking very close, you might see the transmitter and fire watchers hut sitting on the very top of Rainbow Mountain.
I was surprised to see how very clean the toilets were for this far out in the country, yes it is strange to talk about toilets, but when you are on the road and need a pit stop, it is very surprising to see a clean fresh smelling toilet. A short board walk has been build around the wet land so you can stretch the legs and maybe spot a rare teal duck or an eel swimming under your feet, it wakes you up from that long exhausting drive very quickly. If you are driving on to Rotorua, for a change of scenery, drive back along the Okaro Rd, you will pass the Waimanga thermal valley on the right hand side of the road. You will have to dig out a few $ from your pocket to gain entry. Don’t try your hand at trout fishing, without buying a fishing license. You can lose your fishing gear and car to the government without one.
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