The Horseman’s Track starts near the Mokena Geyser in Te Aroha Domain. Initially walkers follow the Te Aroha Mountain Track before turning onto the Tui-Domain Track. After 10 metres the junction of the Tui-Domain Track and Horseman’s Track is reached. The Horseman’s Track continues uphill from here. After climbing through the forest for about 20 minutes the track reaches the junction with the Lipsey Track. The adventurous can continue uphill, along a fairly steep and sometimes narrow track, past a historic mine entrance, eventually meeting the Te Aroha Mountain Track again above the Whakapipi Lookout. Here walkers have the choice of either following the Department of Conservation track up to the summit of Mount Te Aroha, or walking down to the Whakapipi Lookout (10 minutes) and back to the Domain (45 minutes to an hour).
The Horseman’s Track also offers an alternative route down from the Te Aroha Mountain Track. For a change in scenery, walkers can walk up the Te Aroha Mountain Track, past Whakapipi Lookout and Bald Spur and walk back to the Domain via the Horseman’s Track.
The Horseman’s Track is maintained by the Te Aroha & District Tramping Club.
Easy tramping track
|Time||Approx 2 hours return.|
|Track Rating||Moderate fitness levels and abilities. Sections may be steep, narrow, rough, rocky, wet or muddy.|
|Conveniences||Parking, picnicking, playground and toilets available at the Te Aroha Domain.|
|Special Attractions||Spectacular views of Te Aroha and surrounding countryside. Historic mine.|