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Packing list for Lake Waikaremoana Greatwalk – Backpacker Tips

Packing list for Lake Waikaremoana Greatwalk

Today we have a list for you, so you know what to take for your Lake Waikaremoana hike. Not all suggestions may suit your needs, so you can simply skip what you don’t need. The list is relatively large and I would also leave out a few non-essential things.

Have fun with the list, if you have suggestions for improvement; just write a comment below this article. Many Thanks!

More information about the Greatwalk can be found on the official Doc website.

 

Sundown mirroring in the lake

Lake Waikaremoana

 

1. Greatwalk Lake Waikaremoana

Personal equipment:

 

Backpack (40-60l)

x

Rain cover for backpack or waterproof bag in backpack

x

Sleeping Bag 3-4 Season + Inlet

x

First Aid Kit (incl.
Sunscreen, plasters, personal medicine)

x

Survival kit (survival blanket, whistle,
Paper, pen, high energy food)

x

Safety Equipment for each
Track and the respective season

x

Drink bottle 1 / 2l capacity

x

Dining and cooking utensils (plates,
Small bowls, cutlery, can openers, etc.)

x

Matches or lighter in
waterproof packaging

x

Toilet paper

x

Flashlight / headlamp and
spare batteries

x

trash bags

x

Ticket & ID

x

portable gas cooker + replacement cartridge

x

walking sticks

x

Camera + memory card + replacement battery

x

Earplugs (for the cabins)

x

 

 

Dress:

 

Hiking boots or comparable comfortable
Shoes

x

socks

x

underwear

x

T-shirt

x

hiking pants

x

Fleece jacket

x

Rain jacket & rain pants

x

 

 

Sunhat + sunglasses

x

extra socks, underwear, lightweight
T-shirt

x

leggings

x

light shoes / sandals for inside
the cabins or campsites

x

Swimsuit / bikini

x

Sandals or water shoes for running in
water

x

 

 

 

 

Eat:

 

There is no food to buy on the tracks.

 

Take food lightly but enough for the hike.
Take food that cooks fast and delivers a lot of energy.

 

 

 

Breakfast:
Cereals / porridge / oatmeal, good bread, honey or other spreads

x

Lunch: crackers, cheese , salami,
Jam, fruits

x

Dinner: instant soup, rice, couscous
or pasta, dried vegetables, cheese or freeze-dried food

x

Also : water, granola bars, tea or
Coffee, emergency food in case of delays

x

 

 

Should you camp:

 

tent

x

Sleeping matt

x

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More information

More information on the Great Walks and all the necessary bookings can be found conveniently on the DOC website or the local DOC offices in New Zealand. Have lots of fun with it!

 

Suggestions, ideas or questions

Any suggestions or questions about the Lake Waikaremoana Greatwalk. Then we look forward to your comment here under the article. Have fun hiking in New Zealand.

 

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