A 13-year-old girl has suffered head and back injuries after falling while on a Waikato walking track this afternoon.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the Hakarimata Summit Track around 1pm after the teenager tripped and fell while going down the steps.

A St John paramedic and police SAR member were winched down to the girl.

Due to her injuries she was stretcher winched, along with the paramedic, into the helicopter.

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She was transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.