Updated: 09-Aug-2015 09:18 PM
  • Plan My Play
  • Join Plan My Play on Facebook
  • Follow Plan My Play on Twitter
  • See Plan My Play on Pinterest
The New Zealand Kiwi's Love
gofind »
Search for things to do in NZ

audio blog »

Our selection of road trips, news, views and interviews with the people we meet along the way. Listen here

...find things to do: for free, on rainy days, for an adventure, child friendly, or just for the thrill of it. NZ is one big Kiwi playground so, go play! Read more

Raglan Recycle Centre

Raglan's XtremeWaste is not a dumping station: it's an upcycler's dream, a destination to fossick & create. Read more

Ohinetonga Lagoon - Okupata Caves, Tupapakurua Falls


Whakapapa Bush Road, Owhango, Taumarunui, Central Plateau







Perfect for stretching the legs, or a picnic stop by the Ohinetonga Lagoon. Take a 2-3 hour loop track through forest and enjoy the wonderful native forest along the way. 

As you are passing through Owhango - stop and take this beautiful diversion. There's a 2-3 hour loop track through forest that takes in the Whakapapa River and the Ohinetonga Lagoon (via bush and boardwalks), or shorter 20 minute tracks to discover.

There are many DOC walking tracks around Whakapapa, and this is just one of them.  The other tracks on this link include the Okupata Caves and the Tupapakurua Falls. For visitor information and latest track conditions, check the DOC link.

We Reckon | Wow, what an awesome spot.  The Ohinetonga Lagoon is lovely and well worth the journey. This is not a tramping track (don’t panic), so take your leisurely time and enjoy the journey.  If you are short on time and don't want a long walk, you can park your car on the side of the gravel road heading to the river (signposted about half way down).  It's only a 10 minute walk from there.

It's 20 minutes south of Taumarunui in the township of Owhango (on State Highway 4) follow the signs "Walking Tracks". Just to be on the safe side, check the weather conditions before you go as weather is changeable (year round). 

View Things to do in the Central Plateau in a larger map

Photo Credit | Ohinetonga Lagoon (left), Whakapapa River (right)

Send us your photos!Do you have any photos you would like to share of this location?
Feel free to send them to us!

...my recommended top spots, road trips, podcasts and honest reviews on selected commercial experiences.

Read more

Screen Free Project
Water Safety