Follow the ridge uphill through regenerating kamahi forest. After 1 hr the track reaches the main ridge and Tatu trig (606 m). The track then follows a ridge line above the Tangarakau River. Mature rimu rise above the tawa canopy. The track enters an open beech forest before descending steeply to the junction of the Waitaanga Stream and Tangarakau River. A swing bridge spans the Tangarakau River, the track follows the Waitaanga Stream to Te Rerepahupahu Falls. There is a clearing beside the falls which can be used for camping. There are no other facilities. From the campsite you can return to Waro Road (4 hr), or with prior transport arrangements: • (a) continue out to Waitaanga South Road to Te Rerepahupahu Falls Track (4hr)• (b) continue out to Mt Damper to Te Rerepahupahu Falls Track (7hr 30min)Time: 3 - 4 hr The entrance to this route is on Waro Road off SH43 (in dry weather it is possible to drive the 5 km to the Tatu Mine).
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