“Waikaia Forest is a large island of beech forest, nestled in the mountain farmlands of northern Southland. Piano Flat, a grassy enclosure at the southern end, provides a picnic area, camping ground and several walking tracks.”
Ngahere Ara track
Time: 30 min return
This is an easy walk leading to mine shafts and an operational water race built in the gold mining days.
Piano Flat Creek Loop track
Time: 1 hr return
This track passes through beech forest and signs of early sawmilling days.
Waikaia River track
Time: 4 hr return
This track follows up the true right of the river, crosses a swing bridge and returns along the opposite bank and along the road.
Titan Rocks track
Time: 7 hr return
A marked route, this rewarding tramp offers excellent views from above the bush line.
Waikaia is situated 54 km north of Gore beside the Waikaia River.
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Piano Flat & Waikaia Forest Tramping Tracks
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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