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    Te Aroha Walk

    This one day walk starts in the Te Aroha Domain in the town of Te Aroha located around 50 minutes east from Hamilton city in the Waikato region. The start of the walk way is a little difficult to find if you have not been there before, access is along Koromiko st which is the entrance to the domain but you need to park out on the main road there is only limited parking here.

    The tracks there are a few here, start up a lane on the left hand side beside the thermal baths just before a small geyser, the track on the left is the Tui Domain track this track winds around the base of the Kaimai ranges, the Te aroha Summit track is to the right of the placard there is also a lower track that forks of here and joins the Bald Spur track.

    The walk to the Te Aroha summit is around the three hour mark one way depending on your fitness, so is a full days walk including the return, the first 45 minutes is fairly steep in places and takes you through some stunning native bush you need fairly dry conditions as there is alot of soft clay and dirt and when it has been raining the track is soft and muddy.

    There are glimpses through the dense bush of Te Aroha and the Hauraki plains below, you will not get a good view until you arrive at the Whakapipi lookout 45 minutes into the walk here you get a stunning view to the Hauraki plans below and on a clear day you can see just about all of the Waikato.

    From the look out you carry on up the mountain side for around 15 minutes and level out out a bit before arriving at the Horsemans track, this is as far as we went as it was to late in the day and with 2 hours still to the summit we headed down Horsemans track, this track winds back down the mountain and is alot narrower and rougher than the main track, and a short way down is an old mine set into the hill side we ventured inside a little way but with out a torch and there is not that much room we backed out and carried on down the track.

    Around 15 minutes down there is a fork in the track to the right this takes you down a steep drop to a old dam in the valley floor there is a small waterfall into a ravine and the track heads on to the north we had no idea where this track went so headed back up the steep part we came down on and back to the Horseman track, there are glimpses of the Hauraki plains again through the native bush and the track brings you out to where started in the domain.   

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