Majestic kauri trees and stunning native bush can be seen on this easy walk. A good short stop for families driving the old Russell Road.

Track overview

1 km loop

Walking and tramping

20 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only.

  • 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


This loop walk passes through mixed kauri/podocarp forest. Ngaiotonga Forest features stunning native bush and majestic Kauri trees. Walk beneath the canopy of these large trees and feel the ancient and primeval feel of yesteryear. Many plants and trees are labelled for identification.

Getting there

The track is signposted off Russell-Whakapara Road, about 16 km south-east from Russell (and about 1.8 km south east from the junction at Kempthorne Road).

Know before you go

No fires due to the risks to wildlife.


Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
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