Sheer rock faces on Windy Canyon
Image: Andris Apse | ©

Introduction

Windy Canyon is a popular walk on Great Barrier Island, offering spectacular views. You can then continue on Palmers Track to the summit of Mt Hobson (Hirakimata).

3.3 km

Walking and tramping

15 min | 3 hr one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only
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.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone: +64 9 379 6476
Email: aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
The visitor centre is closed but you can still contact staff by email and phone.
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