Historic steam traction engine on Old Mill Track

Image: Fenella Christian | DOC


Discover the site of the Kauri Timber Company sawmill and an historic steam traction engine.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

2 hr return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs
  • Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.
  • Protect our wildlife
    • Check - your gear for pests, eg. rodents, insects, skinks
    • Clean - footwear and gear, removing soil and seeds
    • Seal - ensure your gear is zipped up (no open bags)

    See island biosecurity requirements.

About this track


Old Mill Track travels through rejuvenating bush. It follows the edge of mangroves to The Green Campsite (15 minutes), before crossing two steep spurs and descending to the site of the Kauri Timber Company sawmill and an historic steam traction engine.

At low tide, the track can be walked around the shoreline, beginning at The Green Campsite.

Getting there

Start the track from Whangaparapapa Road, near The Green Campsite.


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
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Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
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137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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