No4 Road, Te Puke
To get to the starting point, drive up No.3 Road and turn into No. 4 Road. Cross the bridge, turn immediately left and drive for 2.4km. where there is a sign-posted roadside parking bay.
About the walk
60 minutes return
This trail takes you down to the picturesque Raparapahoe Stream, running through a narrow, densely-bushed gorge.
The descent from the road and the climb back up are very steep in places, so only those who are fit and agile should attempt this walk.
The track drops steeply through mature tawa forest. When it reaches the bottom of the gorge it continues upstream to a large pool at the base of a 3m waterfall - perfect for a refreshing dip before tackling the climb back up to the road.