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Makahu Road Loop



SpotX walking (97.2)
Access:Car.
WalkType:Farmland,Forest,Wetlands.
Length:13km
Time:3-4hrs
Difficulty:Hard
Type:Loop
Directions:Makahu Road is 75km northwest of Napier. Follow Puketiri Road for 36km, turn right into Pakaututu Road and Makahu Road is 9km on the left. Follow to end of road.
Features:The track climbs then drops to a grassy river flat. It continues through manuka forest with some podocarp. In places it is a scramble around bluffs and it can be slippery after rain. Birdlife includes rare blue duck on the river and kakariki, whiteheads, kiwi and falcon are still found in this area.
Contacts:Hawke's Bay Regional Visitor Centre, ph (07) 834 3111.

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