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W2K Headland Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

An optional loop on the W2K Trail offering views from the impressive Whangamata Bluffs.


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5.7

Miles

9.1

KM

Point to Point

2,094' 638 m

High

1,615' 492 m

Low

660' 201 m

Up

680' 207 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

Access Headland Loop Trail using the W2K Trail either from Kinloch or Whakaipo Bay. This additional loop sits fairly well in the middle of the W2K Trail, so come prepared for a longer outing.

The Headland Loop Trail follows the top of the Whangamata Bluffs out to the end of the headland and features more stunning native bush and views across the lake to the Kaimanawa Ranges, Karangahape Cliffs and Tongariro National Park to the south. Viewpoints are abundant, and You'll have to fight not to stop for photos every few hundred meters.

After around 9km of easy hiking, the trail emerges near the point where it initially departed from the main W2K Trail.

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Shared By:

Kerry Suter

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Lake Taupo stretching southward to the volcanic central plateau.
Aug 1, 2016 near Taupo, NZ
Exceptional views greet those willing to take on this 9km detour.
Aug 1, 2016 near Taupo, NZ

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