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.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
Postal Address:   PO Box 32242
Auckland 0744
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