Oromahoe Road Traverse

Track category

Tramping track


2 hr 30 min one way


6 km one way


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.

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.


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


  • No dogs due to risks to wildlife.

Related link

Oromahoe Road Traverse - Walk the North e-book


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2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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