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Nothing technical, just tranquill and relaxing. Runs parallel to Ball & Chain which is on other side of the stream. There is also a cruisy link track from the Duck Pond and Larch Roads intersection down to Puarenga.

Great link track in a picturesque part of our forest, Puarenga features bench seats along the trail for time-out. A beautiful traditional Maori carving stands as a guardian over the trail about half-way through.

The perfect place to cruise and stop for a bite to eat, especially on a hot summer's day.

Puarenga - Flowers of Sulphur - refers to sulphur particles floating on the surface, sometimes joining together, resembling petals of flowers, hence the name... from The History and Placenames of Rotorua by the late, great Don Stafford (thanks to Kiri Jarden at RDC for the heads-up).

source: Ride Rotorua
Access Info

One end is at the water tank at the end of Mad If You Don't trail (the intersection of Nursery Road. and 8 Mile Gate Road.) The other end is at the intersection of Larch Road and Hill Road. Access it from either end, because it's a two way, shared use trail.

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  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
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on Feb 9, 2018
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Directions to puarenga trailhead (-38.184290, 176.273490)
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Aug 6, 2015 @ 3:06am
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