Tuahu Track, Around 1890 was a old Maori bridle track running from the Bay of Plenty up and over the Kaimai Rangers to the mighty Waikato
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.
TUAHU Walkway is a 5.5km drive to the end of Hot Springs Road, and a total of 8km south of Katikati. There is plenty of room to park the car.
The start of the Tuahu track is easy to find just follow the sign post. 10 Minutes into the ride there is a turn off on the left to the Tuahu Kauri tree the five minute walk or pushing to bike is worth it. You are better off cycle on another 100 Mt to the other end of the loop track, you can cycle to the Kauri from this end of the track.
The Rereatukahia Stream can be tricky to cross if it has been raining in the last day otherwise you can rock hop the stream with out getting your socks wet.
Now you will have to earn your pay. getting out of the creek will mean carrying your bike for about 8m.
What was a Challenges, was all the tree roots. I got caught out in a light shower so the tree roots were very slippery, the same goes for the rocks.
There was not a lot of clay to ride on but when you do get to the only section of washed out clay track you will find it deep enough to catch on your peddles.
There are a number of little side creeks to cross that are rocky and slippery. Only at one creek will you have to Carry your bike cross.
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