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Lake Waikaremoana Lodge Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

Lake Waikaremoana Lodge Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided

Lake Waikaremoana Lodge Walk 4D3N, Fully Guided


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At A Glance Departures

Be part of small group, journey into the enchanted mysticalgreen world, and trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana. Walk some of the most spectacular sections of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, hike through dense native Whirinaki Rainforest, be awed by spectacular geological formations, idyllic lakes, waterfalls and rivers, while staying in comfortable old lodge run by local iwi (Maori tribe).

Classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks', you'll marvel at giant native trees and secluded beaches, soak up the fascinating spiritual history, and enjoy truly breathtaking views. This lodge based hiking expedition is one of the North Island's most unforgettable wilderness escapes.

Enclosed by the pristine native forest of Te Urewera National Park, Lake Waikaremoanais believed to be New Zealand's last frontier. This was the last place to be explored by European settlers, and due to its rugged and remote nature it is still like stepping back 100 years in time. It is the ancestral home of the Maori tribe Ngai Tuhoe - the 'Children of the Mist', and has the largest area of native forest in the North Island. Along the Lake Waikaremoana Tack, you will enjoy prehistoric rainforest, wetland, waterfalls, perfect sunsets, birdsong and spiritual history.

This is a full guided and all inclusive walking tour. Each day you walk 4-7 hours over varied terrain on formed trails guided by experienced local guides. With support boat transporting most of your gear, you only need to carry a light bag and spare more time to immerse yourself in beautiful Lake Waikaremoana.

At the end of your four-day walk, return inspired by our nature...

2019 Departure Dates:
November: 8, 22
December: 6,20 (FULL)

2020 Departure Dates:
January: 10, 24
February: 7, 21
March: 5 (FULL), 20, 27
April: 3 (FULL), 17

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for other departure dates. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 


    Lake Waikaremoana: Lake Waikaremoana is perched high in the rugged mountains of Te Urewera National Park, amidst the largest area of untouched native rainforest in the North Island. Believed to be New Zealand's last frontier, the region is cloaked in mist, mysticism and primordial forest. The Lake Waikaremoana Track offers remoted beaches, fascinating spiritual history and breathtaking views.

    The Lake Waikaremoana Walk is classed as one of 'New Zealand's Great Walks'. The highlights of the walking track are:

    - Giant podocarp trees
    - Mist over Lake Waikaremoana
    - Spectacular Korokoro Falls
    - Spiritual history of the Te Urewera
    - Incredible views from Panekire Bluff
    - Prehistoric rainforest
    - Stunning sunsets
    - Birdsong

  • Accommodation

    You will stay in an old lodge (2 star), which is run by the local kiwi (Maori tribe). These character facilities are simple but comfortable, with hot showers, good beds and linen, and are located in a tranquil setting in a small Maori community. Rooms are twin share or double. Single rooms are available on request. Bathrooms are shared between 2 or 3 rooms. World-class trout fishing is on offer in the lake at the front door step.

    Please contact us for accommodation upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Food

    You will enjoy great New Zealand food and wine during the walking tour.

    Breakfast is included each day.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Dinner is served in the lodge dining room, and consists of a hearty main meal followed by dessert. The meals are old-fashioned New Zealand fare, with plenty of vegetables and salads. Wine can be bought from the licensed bar.
  • Experiences

    - Expert guided four-day-three-night walking journey travelling through the coastline of Lake Waikaremoana
    - Small groups of 13 walkers or less are hosted by guides, who have warm personalities and knowledge of the natural environment
    - 3 nights accommodation in an old lodge, which is run by local kiwi (Maori tribe)
    - 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
    - Plenty of sightseeings: giant podocarp trees, mist over Lake Waikaremoana, spectacular Korokoro Falls, spiritual history of the Te Urewera, incredible views from Panekire Bluff, prehistoric rainforest, stunning sunsets, birdsong…
    - Support boat transports most of your gear
    - Return group transfer from/to Rotorua.
  • DAY 1

  • DAY 2

  • DAY 3

  • DAY 4

  • What's included

    - 3 nights' accommodation in an old lodgerun by local iwi (Maori tribe). These older-style facilities are comfortable, with hot showers, good beds and linen, and are located in a tranquil setting in a small Maori community.
    - Guided walks each day with experienced guides
    - All transport and guiding
    - Return transport to/from Rotorua
    - 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners
    - Small group of 13 or less
    - Boat cruise
    - Park fees
    - Hiking equipment (packs, raincoats, etc.)
    - Marae visit
    - Support boat transports most of your gear. 2 days you carry a day pack only, 2 days carry an overnight pack with gear for 1 night
    - All inclusive pricing
  • walk distance

    Day 1: Approximately 8 - 10 km, 3 - 5 hours
    Day 2: Approximately 8 - 12 km, 3 - 7 hours
    Day 3: Approximately 10 - 12 km, 4 - 6 hours
    Day 4: Approximately 4 - 6 km, 2 - 4 hours

    Total: Approximately 30 - 40 km

  • Getting There

    The departure point is Rotorua, New Zealand.

    By Road:
    - 2.5hour drive from Auckland
    - 5.5hour drive from Wellington

    By Air:
    - 45min flight from Auckland
    - 1 hour flight from Wellington
  • Weather and Climate

    The climate in Rotorua is warm and temperate, with a significant rainfall. Rainfall is spread out throughout the year, with the winter months receiving slightly more.

    12 Apostle walk temperature

    (Data sourced from climate-data.org, monitored at Rotorua, Units = °C)
  • Other Information

    OCT4 Pty Ltd trading as ONLY LUXE CLUB acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by ONLYLUXE CLUB.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    The participant agrees to indemnify OCT4 PTY LTD, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Not suited for children under the age of 8.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise OCT4 PTY LTD and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. OCT 4 PTY LTD and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which OCT4 Pty Ltd or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure OCT4 Pty Ltd will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
  • Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

    Value for money
    reviews Writing on behalf of all in our group, we all had a fantastic time. We wish to thank everyone involved in making this trip happen. Everybody was lovely and couldn't do enough for you. The North Island is an amazing place. The scenery was breath taking and the place is rich in history. The tour guides were great and very patient with us stopping and taking so many photographs. Definity an unfortable experience by all.
    Review by Pat's Group / (Posted on 3/12/2018)
Product Code: ENZROTLWL04