Dome Forest car park to lookout

Track category

Walking track

Time:  

40 min one way

Distance:  

1 km to lookout one way

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 the Waihwhiu kauri grove and then on to Govan Wilson Rd.

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

Plan and prepare

Help stop kauri dieback

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

  • Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
  • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.

Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted on the tracks because of the threat they pose to stock and wildlife. Exceptions include certified guide dogs and permitted hunting dogs.

Take care

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


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Contacts

Mahurangi / Warkworth Office
Phone:      +64 9 425 7812
Email:   warkworth@doc.govt.nz
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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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