View from Atuanui Walkway
Image: Rebecca Knapman | ©


Take a walk to the summit of Mount Auckland (Atuanui) through regenerating native forest. At the summit you’ll have panoramic views of Kaipara Harbour and Hoteo River Estuary.


The Atuanui/Mount Auckland Scenic Reserve was transferred to Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara in 2013 as part of the iwi’s Treaty of Waitangi Settlement.

3.5 km to the summit one way return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 45 min to the summit one way Advanced: Tramping track

Seasonal restrictions

The Kaipara Coast Highway access to the forest edge is closed 1 August to 30 September for lambing

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


Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 9 379 6476
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   No physical address
Contact via email or phone
Postal Address:   PO Box 105 469
Auckland City 1143
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