First complete the Dome Forest car park to lookout short walk.
From the lookout the track changes to a tramping track and it's a steep scramble to the Dome summit, where you can see Taranga Island (a nature reserve and the 'hen' of the Hen and Chickens Islands) in the distance.
There is the option to continue on the track to Govan Wilson Rd.
This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.
The walk starts beside the Dome tearooms, 7 km north of Warkworth on SH 1, 74 km north of Auckland.
The main area is 68km from downtown Auckland, and 10km from Warkworth.
The Dome Walkway crosses land sacred to local iwi; keep to the track.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.