Offers a range of spectacular landscapes, superb views and rich history. Travel over streams that show off a constant spectacle of beautiful native bush; tranquil wetlands; and the surviving forests of kauri, rimu and kahikatea with their special plants and wildlife. The track is a combination of easy walking tracks, boardwalks, steep climbs, stairways and bridges. It’s suitable for reasonably fit beginners or experienced trampers.
Mount Heale Hut
Old native bush including Tī kōuka (Cabbage tree), Kauri, Kōwhai, Horoeka (Lancewood), Mānuka, Kānuka, Nīkau, Rātā, Tōtara, Kahikatea, Puriri, Mamaku, Rimu etc
Riroriro (Grey Warbler)
Moho Pererū (Banded Rail)
Kererū (Wood Pigeon)
Takoketai (Black petrel) – Burrow nesting birds. The main colony breeds on the slope of Hirikamata between October & May.