From the carpark on Piha Road, the Upper Nihotupu Walk track crosses the bridge, then follows easy grade to meet the Upper Nihotupu Dam Road (10 minutes). Pedestrian access continues down easy graded road to Upper Nihotupu Dam, bypassing two waterfalls enroute. Note: Access to the reservoir and shoreline are prohibited.
Upper Nihotupu Walk details
What to expect
Walking tracks should be suitable for people with reasonable fitness levels.
Walking tracks will:
Have easy to moderate grades with mostly compacted and drained surfaces.
Be well sign-posted with directional signs at track entrances and junctions and have safety signs where required.
Walking tracks may:
Have steps on excessively steep areas.
Have timber boardwalks and bridges over permanent wet areas and waterways.
Have seats and maintained views at areas of interest.
Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen.
You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.