2 hours return | moderate
Whataroa waterfall is a popular swimming hole and picnic spot.
For the slightly more agile, a well marked route branches off the rimu loop track after 15 minutes and undulates through the forest to the Whataroa Falls.
Explore this lovely stream with cascades and pools before returning
the same way. Beyond the waterfall this track goes north to the main
ridge track which leads to Otawa Scenic Reserve. It is around 18.5 km or
9 hours to Upper Papamoa Road.
For a map and further details on this track contact the Tauranga Area DOC Office 07 578 7677.