The walkway is a distance of 4.7 kilometres, with an average walking time of 1.5 hours (3 hours return). The terrain varies from easy walking to backcountry trekking with stile crossings. In some areas the track has been benched and steps constructed through the gorge area. Hazards such as waterfalls, electric fences and livestock may be encountered along the way.
The 25-hectare Jim Barnett Reserve sits alongside the Waikato River in Te Waotu region.
It is home to trees such as totara, rimu, tawa, mangeao and rewarewa and to birds such as the tui, fantail, kereru, bell bird, morepork, barn owl and the grey warbler.
Providing 103km of cycling and walking trails along New Zealand’s longest river, the Mighty Waikato, the trail provides some of New Zealand’s most stunning views and spectacular scenery.
Cycle or walk just part of one section or go the distance from Atiamuri to the southern end of Lake Karapiro, taking in five hydro lakes, five hydro dams and a number of small towns and villages.
The museum was established near Putaruru in 1972, to celebrate, record and preserve the history of the timber industry particularly in the South Waikato District.
Open Every Weekend 10am to 4pm.
Weekdays and Tours by Arrangement.
PUTARURU 50+ GROUP
Tuesdays at The Plaza Putaruru
Choice of indoor bowls, 500 cards or Rumicub and enjoy afternoon with friendly over 50’s group each Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to around 4pm, from last Tuesday of January to end of November.
PUTARURU GOLF CLUB
Back Lichfield Road (Take Grey Street or Golf Street off Arapuni Road)
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