Camp Wakarara

Central Hawke's Bay

Bush Walks

Sunrise HutSunrise

Starts at DOC Car park on Northblock Rd 5km from camp

Time: Large group: 3 hours up to hut

Vegetation: Podocarp Forest

Hut: ‘Sunrise’; sleeps 24; Gas cooker; DOC overnight charges may apply. Hut tickets available at Ongaonga Store

Fitness required: Moderate

Warnings: Do not cross Armstrong Saddle in windy & adverse conditions


Yeomans Mill
Yeoman’s Track

Starts at end of Wakarara Rd

Time: 2 hours to Ellis Hut

Vegetation: Regenerating Forest & can return through Guavas Forest on forestry Roads

Huts: No hut

Fitness required: Easy

Warnings: River can come up quickly; on forestry road beware of trucks


Swamp track sign
Swamp Track

Starts at Triplex Hut

Time: 1 hour for loop alternatively can exit at Waipawa River

Vegetation: Regenerating forest on east side; kahikatea and beech

Huts: Triplex

Fitness required: Easy

Warnings: Watch for wasps!


sunrise carpark info
Waipawa River

Starts at end of North Block Road or halfway up Sunrise Track

Time: 3 hours to do circuit

Vegetation: Braided river

Huts: Waipawa Chalet (sign posted off river)

Fitness required: Moderate

Warnings: Multiple river crossings; do not enter river if level above knees

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