The Oromahoe 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.
If you want to enjoy a short walk amongst kauri before starting the Oromahoe Traverse, walk 800 m westwards along Oromahoe Road. You will find the Opua Kauri Walk on your left.
10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 8,000 steps.
From Paihia: Walk the Paihia School Road Track, which starts at the end of School Road, 700 m from downtown Paihia.
From Opua: Travelling from the south on SH11, turn left at the top of the Opua Hill into Oromahoe Road. The Oromahoe Traverse is sign-posted on your right.
Know before you go
- Carry warm, waterproof clothing, and food and drink, even on short walks.
- Stout shoes or walking boots are advisable.