From the Dome Forest lookout the track continues to the Dome Summit where you get views of Taranga Island.

Track overview

3 km one way

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
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About this track


Group at the trig on the Dome Forest walkway. Image: DOC.Group at the trig on the Dome Forest walkway

First complete the Dome Forest car park to lookout short walk.

From the lookout the track changes to a tramping track and it's a steep scramble to the Dome summit, where you can see Taranga Island (a nature reserve and the 'hen' of the Hen and Chickens Islands) in the distance. 

There is the option to continue on the track to Govan Wilson Rd.

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.

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; keep to the track.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 3796476
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Auckland 1010
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