This trail is flat except for a short rise to Te Rauparaha Reserve and the Motuhara Tramway and Tunnel. The pedestrian bridge over State Highway 1 also needs to be negotiated. The trail can be walked in approximately 2 hours excluding two sites, Taua Tapu Track and Taupō Wetland.
Both are about 2-3 kms away. The part of the Taua Tapu Track, which remains a walking track, continues for another 1.5 kms beyond the end of the road. It is steep and graded as a medium to challenging.
Taupō Plimmerton Heritage Trail Map now online
You can explore the history of Plimmerton through the Taupō Plimmerton Heritage Trail Map. Use the map on your cellphone while you walk between the historic locations or learn more about our village from the comfort of your own home.