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
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • 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.

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
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Shop2, Shed 19, Princes Wharf
137 Princes Wharf
Auckland 1010
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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