We did it first from the bridge to the road end with children, having lunch at the lookout. The second time we did an out and back from the bridge, having lunch at the same spot. On both trips we met cyclists but there were no problems and plenty of room to pass. We are thinking of cycling it too. Inserted are some photos of our trips.
|Lower Waihaha not far from bridge|
|Catherine, Margaret and BLS|
And if you feel a little more adventurous consider the track above the Waihaha bridge - it is a 3h walk into the Waihaha hut where you are in amongst mature podocarp forest. You'll have been through all sorts of native vegetation and seen some good views of the Waihaha valley. Another good day trip. It can be varied by returning via the Maungatu valley - a waterfall, not so much easy walking and lots of river crossings - but good chances to see Whio, the native blue duck, thanks to the pest control from DoC. The main track up the Waihaha can be cycled but is narrower and not so bike friendly.