The Waiohine Gorge is an idyllic spot for family-friendly camping, swimming and short and long walks. The suspension bridge over the Waiohine River forms a spectacular gateway to the Tararua Forest Park.

The walks from here can be as long or as short as you choose. Either way there is spectacular scenery to be had. One of the tramps from here is the two day Totara Flats route which takes you to a beautiful setting where the Waiohine River meets Totara Creek. Take advantage of the excellent swimming hole right in front of the hut. Stay safe when you’re swimming – always check the mountain forecast, as rain can make river levels rise suddenly.

Parking is available 1km from the entrance to Waiohine Gorge. A high clearance car is best for driving into the parking area.

Camping is permitted either in secluded bush areas or open settings at the road-end.

Turn into Dalefield Road, Carterton and follow the yellow Taraura Forest Park signs.

Waiohine Gorge Road, Dalefield 5791

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