Hakarimata Summit track
2 hr return
Follow the Waterworks Track to just before the dam where the track branches off to the right and climbs steeply up to meet the Hakarimata Walkway. The steps look foreboding, but the view at the top is well worth the effort. From the walkway junction, it is 5 mins along a side track to the summit (374 m). A new viewing tower provides 360o views of the surrounding countryside.
This track starts near the dam on the Waterworks Track. Head up the Waterworks Track, off Brownlee Avenue, off Hakarimata Road from Ngaruawahia.
Plan and prepare
Please note: Dogs are prohibited from all Waikato area tracks except for certified guide dogs and permitted hunting dogs.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.