Stage 2 - Aucks Road to Te Wahapu Road
35 mins (1.3km)
Undulating with stepped steeper grades: Good fitness level and footwear required.
Enter stage two through a gateway located to the left a few metres along the carpark. A privately owned accessway of 150 metres leads to the Track entrance on the right. This bush is also owned privately and the two landowners have kindly agreed legal right-of-way for the Track crossing their land.
This section is undulating and the bush here is mainly tanekaha, rimu, and ferns. Pockets of supple jack adorn the taller trees.
Two stiles are located where the track crosses the driveway to Omata Estate Vineyard and Wairoro Accommodation Park.
The track descends steeply to a stream bed before climbing again through grove of lancewood. A washout which occurred in the 2007 storm is traversed by boardwalk before the track rises to Te Wahapu Road carpark.