Kauri Grove Track

Track category

Walking track


3 hr return


From the Lodge you pass the orientation course and clearings to enter a bush track. The track crosses a stream via a small bridge and meets the Tumanako Track. From here you link up with Te Haua Uru Track where signage directs you to follow the stream for about 20 minutes before crossing it and heading up towards the kauri grove.

Follow the Kauri Grove Track through a podocarp/broadleaf forest before coming to a small grove of mature kauri. The walk is a 3 hour return trip and may require skill and an average level of fitness.

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Getting there

The Kauri Grove walk is accessed from the Te Haua Uru Track in the Tangihua Forest.

Tangihua Forest is located halfway between Whangarei on Northland’s east coast and Dargaville on the west coast. Your best access into Tangihua Forest is from Omana Road. The Omana Road Tangihua access car park has parking for 15 cars. You will need to walk 30 minutes along a formed road to the bush line. From here it is another 15 minutes to the Tangihua Lions Lodge.

Places to stay

Tangihua Lodge

The Lodge is managed by the Tangihua Lions Lodge Trust and is used for organised school and special interest groups.

Visit the Tangihua Lions Lodge website or contact Kathee@xtra.co.nz phone +64 9 432 2227 for any enquiries or bookings.

Plan and prepare

There is no water source in the forest so carry plenty of water to drink. Be well prepared for changeable weather conditions. The ridge area in the forest is exposed to rough weather.

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.

Track location map

Map showing tracks in the Tangihua Forest.

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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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Phone:      +64 9 470 3300
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