Lots on for hol­i­day treks

South Waikato News - - SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - Photo: WAIKATO TIMES FILE

There are sev­eral op­tions for those want­ing to ex­pe­ri­ence the out­doors in the South Waikato in the school hol­i­days.

The district is home to many fan­tas­tic walks from short ex­cur­sions to day treks.

Just south of Pu­taruru is the Te Wai­hou Walk­way. Just un­der 5km long, one way, this trail takes walk­ers along the up­per reaches of the Wai­hou River with views of the crys­tal clear wa­ter.

The Waikato River Trails are about 70 per cent com­plete. Walk­ers can choose from trails that link Whaka­maru to Ati­a­muri, Jones Land­ing to Ara­puni and stretches of the river near Lake Kara­piro.

Jim Bar­nett Re­serve in Te Waotu is an area of re­gen­er­ated na­tive bush planted thanks to the ef­forts of South Waikato For­est and Bird and other vol­un­teers. The re­serve pro­vides a range of walk­ing tracks.

GO EX­PLORE: Te Wai­hou Walk­way, just south of Pu­taruru.

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