The track begins at the top of the Okiwi/Port FitzRoy Hill and ascends the southern ridge, under a forest canopy with views of both sides of the island.
At a signposted junction reached after 2 hours, a 5 minute detour leads to a lookout, where a large volcanic-rock bluff gives extensive views of Okiwi Basin and the Whangapoua estuary.
The main track descends to Kaiaraara Track, then it's a short walk to the Lower Kauri Dam.
Start from the top of Port FitzRoy/Okiwi Hill at Aotea Road.
Take care at the lookout - there is an extremely steep drop off.