Remains of a kauri dam
Image: Chelsea Dillon | Creative Commons



Walk to the remains of the old kauri dam, and up to the summit of Mt Hobson (Hirakimata) for a 360-degree panorama.

5.6 km

Walking and tramping

3 - 3 hr 30 min one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

Stay safe in the outdoors

Stop kauri disease and protect kauri

  • Scrub all soil off shoes and gear.
  • Use cleaning stations.
  • Always stay on the track.

How you can help save kauri

Check you are pest-free

Check, clean, and seal your gear to ensure you don't bring pests, soil, and seeds.

See island biosecurity requirements.


Aotea / Great Barrier Island Base
Phone:   09 429 0044
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Okiwi Station
1501 Aotea Road
Great Barrier Island 0962
Postal Address:   Private Bag 96002
Great Barrier Island
**Please use NZ Post for all mail / parcels to GBI
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