Mt Thompson Mtb trails are located in the Tararua forest park behind the Manakau township. 12km north of Otaki or 14km south of Levin. - Waikawa stream reserve, North Manakau road, Manakau.

When planing your adventure into the Tararuas it always pays to check the local weather forecasts and local river levels

Tracks:

Mt Thompson Hill Climb

Pig Route

Panatewaewae

Waitohu

Gundys

Waikawa Campground 

Directions:

Turning off from SH1 follow North Manakau road around some corners, over a bridge & then around some more corners again.. Roughly for 4kms then turning right into Waikawa Stream reserve.

Waikawa reserve provides:

Safe secure Car parking, Camping areas, Toilets,  Shelter, Walking tracks, Mtb tracks & Swimming holes.



Map of the Area