Walkers in Kauaeranga Valley

Image: Donald van der Westhuizen | Creative Commons


There are many campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.


At 759 m high, the Pinnacles have panoramic views of the bush, mountains and coastline of the southern Coromandel.

A replica model dam (built to scale) like those used in the days of kauri logging is just a short walk from the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.

Topographic map warning

Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

Place overview


  • Visitor centre


  • Climbing
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

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Find things to do and places to stay Kauaeranga Valley

About this place

Getting there

The Kauaeranga Valley is 13 km to the east in behind the town of Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula. 

When driving into Thames from the south turn right down Banks Street and follow this road. The road is sealed as far as the visitor centre.

There is another 9 km of gravel road past the visitor centre, most of the walks start from various points along this part of the road.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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