Mangaotaki Walk & Waitanguru Falls Walk

The Mangaotaki Valley boasts stunning limestone outcrops and rugged landscape, which are reflected in the Mangaotaki and Waitanguru Falls walks. These two short Waikato Walks are a great family activity, just minutes out of the rural town of Piopio.

Mangaotaki Walk

Winding its way over tree roots and past massive boulders and towering kahikatea trees, the Mangaotaki Walk also allows for dog walking (with a permit) and great fly fishing (also with a permit).

The Mangaotaki River is ideal for the novice fly fisherman, with no shortage of rainbow trout, with access gained via the Mangoataki Scenic Reserve.

Mangaotaki walk details

  • Location: 8km along Mangaotaki Road, Piopio
  • Length: 30 minute loop
  • More Info: www.doc.govt.nz

Waitanguru Falls Walk

Waitanguru Falls Walk, Waitomo, NZ

Waitanguru Falls Walk, Piopio

A further 11km along Mangaotaki Road, the Waitanguru Falls Walk is an easy short trail down to a viewing platform looking out to the stunning waterfall. This walk also allows for dog walking (with a permit)

Waitanguru Falls walk details

  • Location: 11km further along Mangaotaki Road from the Mangaotaki Walk
  • Length: 15 minute return
  • More Info: www.doc.govt.nz

Please note: For more information on dog walking and fishing permits visit www.doc.govt.nz

The Mangaotaki Valley is also home to Hairy Feet Waitomo, the filming location for Trollshaw Forest in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.