Altitude: 15m to 77m. Gain: 135m. Loss: 84m . Gradient: 4 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
Follow the old logging road from the gate up the Waikawa Valley. After 10 minutes the road enters native bush. There is a slip that a rough track climbs up and over about 250m before the end of the old road that ends at an old (now soggy) camp site (with good toilet). The slip is a rough section but fairly short and the climb is not too high.
From here there are routes up to Panatewaewae and Thompson.
Shortly after cross the Panatewaewae stream. There is a track at the stream mouth up the spur here to Mt Waitewaewae via 590 & 708. Continue up the main trail up to the Old Mill Site (1hr)
All that remains is a large field and a few blocks of concrete.