Scott MacLeod hikes the family-friendly Waitawheta Tramway

Scott Macleod | Account Manager Lifestyle, People, Travel

Access: Franklin Rd, 50 min from Tauranga Hike distance: 19km (return) Hike time: 3 hrs (to hut) or 6 hrs (return) Accommodation: Waitawheta Hut, bookings through DoC Parking: At trailhead Grade: Easy There are nine of us, and we’re tramping at a brisk pace over mud-spattered planks of wood. It’s one of the easiest walks I’ve ever undertaken to a …