Leave Hamilton around 8.30am. Meet at the Caltex Service station at Turikino on the Tauranga side of the Kaimai Ranges, before the toll road around 9:30. Today’s walk has two options:
Option One: Climb up to the summit with a great lookout and return via a loop track. Approx 2hours.
Option Two: On the other side of the road we could do a loop track taking us down to a cascading waterfall and come back via the loop track. Approx 2 hours.
On our drive back we pass the Oropi Café and hot pools so some might like to bathe there.
Bring usual tramping gear – warm clothes, raincoat, boots, poles etc along with snacks and lunch. Add swimming togs for those wishing to go to the hot pools.