Starting at the Te Wairoa car park on Tarawera Rd, this five- to six-hour track meanders 15km along Lake Tarawera and through forest to Hot Water Beach where there is camping available. From here water taxis from Totally Tarawera can be prebooked to ferry you back to the Landing, where it's a 2km walk back to the car park.

Pick up a copy of DOC's Tarawera Trail brochure from the Rotorua i-SITE or download it from www.doc.govt.nz.