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Lake Waikaremoana

Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Idyllic spot in the middle of the North Island

We stayed at the Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Right from the time of booking, the service we... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Papamoa, New Zealand
Pretty and Remote

We drove over 3 hours from Napier expecting to find a DOC site in order to obtain information about... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Gold Coast
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“water taxi” (18 reviews)
“great walk” (26 reviews)
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Te Urewera National Park, State Hwy 38 RD 5 | Aniwaniwa, New Zealand
+64 6-837 3779
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed at the Lake Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Right from the time of booking, the service we received from Petrina and Teresa was outstanding. Our chalets were comfortable and clean, with wonderful views out to the Lake. We used Dave and Tegwen Dodds to water-taxi...More

Thank del_b
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We drove over 3 hours from Napier expecting to find a DOC site in order to obtain information about short walks in the area. We found the DOC site which is now closed and has apparently moved however we drove 2 klm each way and...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We did this walk over Waitangi weekend this year. We took 4 days to do the walk though it could be done in 3. Most chose to do it in 4 because you need the shorter day on the last day in order to get...More

Thank Zoe D
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I do believe the lake is one of the great New Zealand walks, and if not it should be. there are DoC (Department of conservation) huts that can be hired for lodging and there is also tracks up to the top of the bluff.The hunting...More

Thank Israel B
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are 50 year old New Zealanders and last visited at least 20 years ago. Interesting being a tourist in your own country and it stood up very well. Great carving school and excellent weaving and I learnt more about types of...More

Thank ewanb99
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Did this hike over NYE with Walking Legends and had the time of my life. Great guides - genuine kiwis and perfect hosts, we had a ball. No hope of losing any weight on this trip - the food was just too good. The scenery...More

1  Thank SheppaB1
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I spent essentially just under 24hrs in this location and stayed overnight at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park. Has showers, toilets and a kitchen. On check-in, I even got a complimentary bag of lollies (sweets to you Brits). The hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable. Booking...More

2  Thank Troy_Skelton
Reviewed 8 January 2017

In the past 11 years we have stayed at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park and this time we noticed significant changes in the place we chose. We stayed in a Chalet which has been upgraded nicely it was so cosy, comfortable and very clean. Really happy...More

Thank MONIPE17
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We did this walk with Walking Legends and it was fantastic. They provided all the food, organised all the transport and all we had to do was show up. Seeing in new years in the nature bush was great too with all the other trampers....More

2  Thank SVT001
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The lake has plenty of trails and is really a great experience. Bushes, waterfalls, rivers, all worth a full day of trekking. DO NOT MISS Lou's Lookout path, 45 mins return walk which will astonish you both for the walk and the final lookout. A...More

1  Thank Francesco Paolo C
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Response from MONIPE17 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there sorry for delay in reply ok Q1: chalets are our choice best value. Q2: hopefully your stay is a while because that's a long drive from Auckland via Rotorua-Murupara. Q3: best to ring Waikaremoana Holiday Park for... More
Ellen M
15 February 2017|
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Response from markwsx | Reviewed this property |
It rained real bad, but when the rain stopped they were peaty near the water. They local organic repellant is relatively cheap and highly effective. We used it and were never bothered!!