Waima Main Ridge Track
This two-three day 25km challenging route crosses over two of northlands highest points, Te Raupua 781m and Mt Misery 728m. This high rainfall area is rough and good navigation skills are required to find your way along the tops. Framptons hut offers shelter or else its a Bush camp. A likely spot appears to be at GR E2556360 N6631830 where the track runs beside a tributary of the Whirinaki river.
The cold, high bluffs of Waima Forest are home to rare woody plants found nowhere else, including karamu (Coprosma waima), a tree daisy (Olearia crebra) and a very recently discovered tree – Turoa onamata (Ackama nubicola). These plants, thought to be relics of a past ice age, are eaten by possums (and other browsers), though they have benefited from sustained ground-based possum control since 1995.
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