Kōkako Track also known as the Hollow Track meanders its way down through some beautiful forest to Onaia Stream. This is a tranquil and secluded spot, ideal for a picnic or breakfast stop after listening to the dawn chorus!
The return journey is back along the same track.
There is a public shelter at the carpark with some interpretation panels on the area and its kōkako.
36 km north of Rotorua, from Rotorua access is via Hamurana road, then the Tauranga Direct Road, Kaharoa Road and finally Kapukapu Road.
You need to be well prepared when tramping on conservation land, especially on the longer, day walks. Ensure you have strong comfortable boots, warm clothing, a good raincoat, first aid kit, food and drink, a hat and sunscreen. It is also advisable to leave your tramping intentions with a responsible person.
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.