Walking & Hiking Trails

Kakepuku Track Te Awamutu

Kakepuku Mountain offers an advanced 2-3 hour return hike inside the Kakepuku Historic Reserve near Te Awamutu.

Climb the mountain along a shared mountain biking track for part of the way before continuing along the mountain ridge through remnants of original forest in the ancient volcano’s crater before reaching the summit at 449m.

A viewing lookout tower at the top provides uninterrupted views over the Waipa and Waikato region, with panels offering historical and geological information on both the Kakepuku Mountain and surrounding area.

Native birdlife including tui, kereru and North Island robins, along with beautiful native fauna and stunning summit views make this advanced grade track well worth the effort.

Kakepuku Track details:

  • Location: Kakepuku Mountain Road, Te Awamutu
  • Distance: 2 – 3 hours return
  • More info: www.doc.govt.nz
  • Please Note: Many of the walking trails in the Waikato region do not allow dogs. Hamilton & Waikato Tourism recommend checking with the Department of Conservation before taking your dog on any of the trails in the region.