Lake Hakanoa Walkway
Take a walk around the historic and stunning Lake Hakanoa. Dedicated Huntly locals supported by the Waikato District Council and key funders have transformed this wilderness into Huntly's most sought after attraction.
Walking at a steady pace it should take you around 45 minutes to walk around the 3.62 Km that circles the entire Lake Hakanoa. The walkway is split into 13 different zones, each with it's own separate and different identity.
Entrance to The Lake Hakanoa Walkway is at the Huntly Domain, at the end of Park Avenue.
What was once the Weavers Opencast Mine is now Lake Puketrini, a pristine lake for sailing, boating, and swimming. The lake provides tracks for walking, cross country, off road running and mountain biking, along with rest points and viewing spots with glimpses of the lake.
There is also a boat ramp and two jetties for boating and sailing.
There is also a large diving platform for deep diving training.
The walking track around Lake Puketrini will take you 1.15 hours at a steady pace. Lake Puketrini is located 400 metres to the west of the Tainui Bridge on Rotowaro Road.
Time: 1.5 hours
Lake Puketirini Walkway
Mount Taupiri Track
Time: 1.5/2 hours
Taupiri Mountain has strong cultural ties for the Waikato Maori. The mountain is the Waikato's most sacred burial ground and is where many of the notable Maori leaders are buried.The track is well maintained and well marked with rest stops along the way.There is parking next to the track but it is easier to park in the car park across from the Taupiri Cemetery on State Highway 1.
Time: 7.5 hours
The Hakarimata Walkway traveres the Hakarimata Rangers, on the westen side of the Waikato River between Huntly and Ngaruawahia. The Hakarimata Walkway climbs to 374 meters to offer stunning views of the forest-clad mountain range, the Waikato River, and surrounding towns. The walkway takes a full day to track and takes you through native bush, including towering kauri and totara trees.
This easy walk, suitable or buggies, wheelchair assisted and bicycles, follows the route of the former Ngaruawahia/Glen Massey railway.
The track follows Firewood Creek through to an area with picnic site with public tables.
The track goes past a wetland restoration site which is part of Perry Quarry.
Time: 1 hours
Hakarimata Rail Trail
Length: 3km (Loop)
Time: 40 min | 2 hours (Loop)
Making its way up the north face of the ranges, the Kauri Loop Track offers stunning views of towering, native Kauri. The track makes its way past an old pa site, native bush, a grove of young Kauri, and large Rimu on the way to the summit that offers stunnings views of Hunty.