Time: 2 hr return
Distance: 6 km return via same track or via the SH48 road
Begins 250 metres above Whakapapa Visitor Centre. Take care not to confuse the Whakapapanui and Whakapapaiti track signs.
About 10-15 minutes along the track, the Whakapapanui Walk branches to the right and heads down stream. Water-logged clearings are passed as the track follows the Whakapapanui Stream. Here, beech forest affected by die-back and storm damage is slowly regenerating.