Pohuehue to Puhoi
Saturday 9 November, 8:45am. Duration: 6.25 hours.
$47 - includes bus transport and lunch at the Puhoi Pub.
Limited to 23
This is a walk with lots of different terrain and some stunning views. Starting at the lower end of Moirs Hill Road we walk through bush for about twenty minutes until we arrive at Tolhoph Road/Araroa Road intersection. We then cross the road and pass through a rural subdivision, over an old airstrip, then towards the top we enter Dunn’s Bush ridge track. This is a stunning piece of native bush lovingly restored by the late Arthur Dunn.
At Sugarloaf we will pause for a drink, a snack and a photo opportunity before continuing on through farmland following orange markers until we arrive at Remingers/Aharoa Road intersection.
Here we get our first look at the new section of the Te Araroa National Walkway. This part of the walk is about 5km. Somewhere along the new walkway we will stop for another drink and snack break, perhaps overlooking the Puhoi Cheese Factory.
The walk crosses a new swing bridge (courtesy of the Tindall Foundation). The walkway is through a wide diversity of native bush all the way to the end when we reach the ridge overlooking Puhoi. From here it is down to the Historic Puhoi Village and the Puhoi Pub for a relaxing lunch and drink.
This is a Grade 5 walk so you need to be very fit and have good strong footwear. Walking poles are recommended.