The Western Okataina Walkway is an old forestry road that dates back to earlier last century when the area was logged for rimu, totara, rata and kahikatea. It is generally wide and well formed.
Pass through some stunning native bush. Absorb amazing views of Lakes Rotorua and Rotoiti from the Whakapounakau Trig.
The track has three entry points - the Okataina Education Camp and Waipungapunga carpark (both on Okataina Road) and off Millar Road, Lake Okareka.
The Western Okataina Walkway is a challenging mountain bike ride.
It can be ridden in both directions but if you start from Millar Road, you'll experience an exhilarating downhill from Whakapoungakau Trig all the way to the Outdoor Education Centre.
Know before you go
There is comprehensive signage at all entry points explaining trail conditions as well as maps showing each particular area.
The track has three entry points - the Okataina Education Camp and Waipungapunga carpark (both on Okataina Road) and off Millar Road, Lake Okareka
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More Stats for Western Okataina Track mountain bike trail
Altitude change-262 ft
Altitude min1,312 ft
Altitude max2,481 ft
Altitude start1,575 ft
Altitude end1,312 ft
Distance climb4 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat3 miles
Avg reverse time01:50:40
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Western Okataina... Trail Reports
Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:06pm2 days
|Rode south to North. Great descent to Okataina with a few washout ruts. Grade 4. Some of the latter climbs have some deeeep ruts too that are...|
Jul 19, 2018 @ 8:05pm2 days
|Rode south to North. The odd patch of mud but no issues. Deep washout ruts in places that are unrideable. Great fast descent to the education...|
Feb 17, 2018 @ 3:10pmFeb 17, 2018
|Track very rutted from rain leading in and out of streams. I’d say about 10% unrideable. Apart from that just beautiful. Not for the novice.|
Jan 16, 2018 @ 1:15pmJan 16, 2018
|Three small trees down across trail after stormy weather, can ride over or around. Deep ruts on track, up to 1.5m deep make it old school...|
May 6, 2016 @ 7:30amMay 6, 2016
Routes with this trail
|Western Okataina Track - Epic Ride - RideSpots.com||18 miles|
|Dooms Day race||58 miles|
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