Leitch's Clearing - Whareorino Forest
The best known hiking track in this area. Walk on well marked tracks through farmland, native forest and a river valley where the Leitch’s hut is situated. A true wilderness experience.
If you wish to stay in the hut, tickets may be purchased from the DOC office in Te Kuiti. Free camping is also allowed in Leitch’s Clearing but you will need to purchase tickets if you wish to use the hut facilities.
Access to the track is from the end of Leitch Road where there is a free DOC carpark. It is approximately a half hour drive from Piopio via Mangaotaki and Leitch Roads to the carpark.
Some steep gradient. Six hour return.
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