Introduction

Starting from the Dome tearooms carpark, steps lead up along a narrow road reserve to the Dome Forest conservation area.

Track overview

1 km to lookout one way

Walking and tramping

40 min one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

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About this track

Description

Dome Forest. Photo: Martin Sanders.
Dome Forest

Starting from the Dome tearooms carpark, steps climb steeply for the first 300 m along a narrow road reserve to the Dome Forest conservation area (401 ha).

The track passes through mixed podocarp and broadleaf forest and follows a ridge to a lookout platform, with views across the Mahurangi Peninsula to the Hauraki Gulf.

This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.

Getting there

The walk starts beside the Dome tearooms, 7 km north of Warkworth on SH 1, 74 km north of Auckland.

When you get to the lookout you can continue on to Govan Wilson Rd.

The main area is 68km from downtown Auckland, and 10km from Warkworth.

Know before you go

The Dome Walkway crosses land sacred to local iwi, please keep to the track.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Downtown
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
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