Lake Waikaremoana Track



Lake Waikaremoana is in what used to be the Urewera National Park, which was (when it existed) the northern-most of all the national parks in New Zealand. This photograph of a diagram in a Department of Conservation leaflet shows where the lake is in relation to the rest of the country. In brief, its due west of Gisborne. On Sunday, 20 December 1987 two days after Evan completed his last year at primary school we drove northeast from Wellington through Waipukurau, Hastings, and Napier to Wairoa, where we turned left onto State Highway 38 and headed northwest to reach the lake.