Waipiata to Kokonga Distance: 10.5 km
The naturally formed Lake Taieri which was drained in the 1940’s.
The Waipiata to Kokonga Road runs parallel to the Rail Trail at one point and physically crosses the Trail further down the line.
The 97m long and 6m high Taieri River Rail Bridge is the only crossing of the Taieri River on the Rail Trail.
Observe the pitted volcanic rocks blown from the extinct Flat Cap Volcano beside the trail.
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