One of nature's true marvels. This is a must do if visiting the North Island of New Zealand! The beauty of this area is undeniable, the locals are super friendly and if it is adventure you're looking for look no further then Lake Waikaremoana.
Get there soon because the facilities are becoming run down - eg smelly toilets (more so than usual!), low water supplies (probably cos guttering into tank is broken). A good tramp though - saw or heard lots of birds. A reminder to visitors to clean up your cooking and sleeping area before you leave - so the next people dont... 更多
I did the Great Walk with Walking Legends. It was the journey of a lifetime. The sights and sounds are incredible. There is an "enchanted" forest (cloudy forest, but I like my name better) with stunted trees wrapped in moss. A swim in the lake is mandatory, even if it is freezing. I used it as my tub for a... 更多
One of the most beautiful places on the North Island. As it is relatively out of the way it is also less crowded compared to many other attractions in NZ. A warning to less fit or experienced trampers - the track is NOT flat around the lake before ascending up Panekiri Bluff, despite what the DOC website appears to indicate.... 更多
Visiting Lake Waikaremoana we stayed at The Tuai Suites overlooking Lake Whakamarino. The suite we booked had been water damaged and was under repair, but the one we were were given was more than satisfactory. Set in an orchard of a couple of dozen fruit and nut trees (you enter beneath a vast chestnut) the place has a lovely view... 更多
My first tramp in my adult life (only did 1 other in high school over 10 years ago and suffered miserably) and was very nervous about it. So if you have never done a long tramp/hike/trek before, I hope you find this review helpful. We were a group of 7 between 24 - 35 years old. Apart from 2 individuals,... 更多
Great walk with well maintained amenities...maybe a little on the expensive side if staying in huts but clean and comfortable... 更多