Lake Waikaremoana has a great walk that is a must for visitors to the area. Located in Te Urewera National Park, it is a 46 kilometre, 3-4 day tramping track which hugs the shoreline of the lake for most of its length. It is one of many great walks managed by DoC (Department of conservation) throughout New Zealand. The walk crosses a wide range of terrain with many different types of vegetation from the mountain beech forest of the Panekire Bluffs to dense rainforest. Podocarp mixed broadleaf forest is central in most areas. Bird life here is also abundant. This is a moderate walk that showcases incredible scenery and plenty of places to do a spot of swimming, fishing that ensure the walk is used often throughout the year. Before you go make sure you book huts and campsites for everyone who is intending to do the walk, including children and young people under 18 who do not have to pay fees.