Time and distance: 1 hr 30 min / 2.8 km to summit
This track provides alternative access to the summit of Mt Pureora. It leaves from the carpark on Toitoi Rd travelling up the northwest side of Mt Pureora.
Time: 1 hr 30 min to junction with Mt Titiraupenga Track
This track to Mt Titiraupenga begins off Titiraupenga Rd and passes the YMCA camp. It climbs steadily to join the Mt Titiraupenga Track, 10 minutes below the summit rock. Please do not climb the summit rock.
Bog Inn Track
Time and distance: 40 min / 1.7 km to Bog Inn Hut
To reach the track, turn off Link Rd onto Tihoi Rd just north of the Kakaho campsite, then further along Tihoi Rd take Bog Inn Rd to reach the car park. An easy 10 minutes climb from the car park leads to the mountain mire known as The Bog. This is a fragile area; please keep to the track.
Mt Titiraupenga Track
Time: 8 hr return to Link Rd car park
Leaving Link Rd car park, this track crosses many small streams before climbing a southern ridge of Mt Titiraupenga and joins the Arataki Track just below the summit rock. The summit of Mt Titiraupenga is Maori land and a taonga (treasure) to local iwi. Please respect these values and the landowners’ wishes by not climbing the summit rock.
Time and distance: 1 hr 30 min / 4 km to Waihora Junction
From SH 32 turn onto the Waihora Rd and travel approximately 3 km before turning left into the Waihora Lagoon carpark. From here the track follows an old road for 30 minutes to Pikopiko Stream and then a steady 1 hr climb will bring you to the junction with the Hauhungaroa Track.
Time and distance: 3 hr / 9.4 km to hut/campsite
The track follows the Waihaha River through shrubland before entering dense podocarp forest. The Waihaha Hut is in a clearing overlooking the river where the Waihaha Track meets the Hauhungaroa Track.
Time: 4 hr to Totara Stream Crossing
From the end of Ketemaringi Rd, climb steadily for 1 hour to Ketemaringi Trig. The track then turns south and descends easily down a ridge to emerge onto Totara Stream Rd. It is a further 1 hour walk to the car park at the Totara Stream Ccrossing.
Time: 2 hr to ridge
This hunters' access track starts from the northern end of Okahukura Rd in the north block of the park. The track crosses two streams before climbing steeply onto the main ridge leading to Mt Ranginui. The track ends at the top of the ridge.
Hauhungaroa Track (Link Rd to Mangakahu Valley Rd)
Time: Approximately 3 days
This 45 km track traverses the Hauhungaroa Range from Link Rd to Mangakahu Valley Rd. Initially you follow the Mt Pureora Track to Mt Pureora before dropping down a southern ridge of the mountain to Bog Inn Hut (3 hr 30 min).
After skirting the Bog climb the ridge to Mt Weraroa (3 hr), turn east and drop steeply to the Waihora Track (1 hr 30 min). The track continues onto the Waihaha Hut (4 hr). Continue upstream from the Waihaha Hut on the true left of the Waihaha River. Just to the south of Te Awaiti Stream the track turns southwest and climbs the ridge onto the crest of the Hauhungaroa Range. Follow the crest south and the track continues to the Hauhungaroa Hut (7 hr from Waihaha Hut).
From the Hauhungaroa Hut continue following the crest south past Mt Motere before dropping down to the head of the Mangakahu Valley and the road end (2 hr 30 min).
North Island Kaka
Bird and wildlife watching
Each of the tramping tracks offers bird watching opportunities. Kaka, kakariki, kokako, and karearea are to be found in parts of the Pureora Forest Park, as well as kereru, tomtits, north island robins, tui, bellbirds, fantails, and wax-eyes.
Be sure to take a pair of binoculars and a camera with you.
Dogs and owners are welcome to use the network of tramping tracks throughout the park for exercise. You'll need a dog control permit, which is available from the Maniapoto Area Office. Dogs must be under control at all times.