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Introduction

Enjoy lovely forest and sea views on the Oromahoe Road Traverse, which follows a ridgeline through regenerating hardwood/podocarp forest, linking Oromahoe Road with School Road, near Paihia.

Track overview

6 km one way

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min one way Advanced: Tramping track
  • 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.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track

Description

The Oromahoe Road Traverse follows a ridgeline through regenerating hardwood/podocarp forest, linking Oromahoe Road with School Road, near Paihia.

Along the way, you will enjoy lovely forest and sea views over the top of the Russell Peninsula out as far as the Cape Brett Peninsula.

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 8,000 steps. Learn more about this programme on the Sport Northland website.

Getting there

From Paihia

Walk the Opua Forest Paihia Lookout Track, which starts at the end of School Road, 700 m from downtown Paihia.

From Opua, State Highway 10

Travelling from the south on State Highway 10, turn left at the top of the Opua Hill into Oromahoe Road. The Oromahoe Road Traverse is sign-posted on your left.

Know before you go

Dogs with a DOC permit for hunting / management purposes only.

Safety

  • Carry warm, waterproof clothing, and food and drink, even on short walks.
  • Stout shoes or walking boots are advisable.

Related link

Oromahoe Road Traverse - Walk the North e-book

Contacts

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:      +64 9 407 0300
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
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