Kaharoa Kōkako Track

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Walk through beautiful forest to Onaia Stream, a tranquil and secluded spot that's ideal for a picnic or to cool off in - with geocaches as well this short walk has plenty to keep kids interested.

Track overview

1.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

45 min one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


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.

Part of Virtually on Track - Discover, Explore, Connect

Getting there

36 km north of Rotorua, from Rotorua access is via Hamurana road, then the Tauranga Direct Road, Kaharoa Road and finally Kapukapu Road.

Know before you go

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.


Rotorua Office
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Rotorua 3010
Postal Address:   PO Box 1146
Rotorua 3040
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