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

Introduction

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

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.

Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri

Kauri dieback spreads through soil.

  • 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.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
Postal Address:   PO Box 32268
Devonport
Auckland 0743
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