Dome Forest car park to lookout

Image: Neil Ihaia | Creative Commons

Introduction

Starting from the Dome tearooms carpark, steps lead up along a narrow road reserve to the Dome Forest conservation area.

Track overview

1 km to lookout one way

Walking and tramping

40 min one way 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 hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track

Description

Starting from the Dome tearooms carpark, steps climb steeply for the first 300 m along a narrow road reserve to the Dome Forest conservation area (401 ha).

The track passes through mixed podocarp and broadleaf forest and follows a ridge to a lookout platform, with views across the Mahurangi Peninsula to the Hauraki Gulf.

This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.

Getting there

The walk starts beside the Dome tearooms, 7 km north of Warkworth on SH 1, 74 km north of Auckland.

When you get to the lookout you can continue on to Govan Wilson Rd.

The main area is 68km from downtown Auckland, and 10km from Warkworth.

Know before you go

The Dome Walkway crosses land sacred to local iwi, please keep to the track.

Contacts

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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