My favourite Walk: Mag­nif­i­cent views from Waihi Trig Walk

Walking New Zealand - - Contents - By Barbz Lowther

If you’re near Waihi Beach this sum­mer, do take time to walk the new track to the trig. This 3km walk is well sign posted and easy to ac­cess. Drive nearly to the end of Beach Road, and turn left Into Pa­cific Road. Reser­voir lake and carpark are two min­utes up the road.

Fol­low the loop track to the right of the lake, and the trig walk branches off right just af­ter a lit­tle bridge. Rem­nants from gold min­ing and tim­ber milling times can be found here.

The Trig track is wide and well drained and graded, with a few steep bits and lots of steps. Be­cause it has

Above left: Climb­ing up the steps near the top Be­low: The peace­ful sandy beach at Orokawa Bay. Above right: The view from the top of the trig walks. Be­low right: Some­one has made a struc­ture from drift­wood.

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