At 759 m high, the Pinnacles have panoramic views of the bush, mountains and coastline of the southern Coromandel.
A replica model dam (built to scale) like those used in the days of kauri logging is just a short walk from the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.
The Kauaeranga Valley is 13 km to the east in behind the town of Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula.
When driving into Thames from the south turn right down Banks Street and follow this road. After 10 km the road becomes gravel, travel another 3 km to the DOC visitor centre.
There is another 9 km of gravel road past the visitor centre, most of the walks start from various points along this part of the road.