Setting off towards the western side of Whakarewarewa, this track is quite open. Initially passing through the Redwoods and then through stands of mature Radiata pine, Mexican pine, Japanese larch and Douglas fir. A steep climb will reward you with superb views of Rotorua City, Lake Rotorua, the Waipa Sawmill and the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. If you are lucky you may even sight the Pohutu Geyser erupting.