Walkers in Kauaeranga Valley



There are many campsites beside the Kauaeranga River.

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.

Find things to do and places to stay Kauaeranga Valley

The rock outcrop at Edwards Lookout is a favourite spot for abseiling.

The Hotoritori area in the Kauaeranga Valley is available for horse riding although tracks can become overgrown when not in regular use. Riders can use the forest access roads or follow a track along the ridge to Mangarehu.

The Kauaeranga River provides many opportunities for swimming. The best-known swimming hole is at Hoffmans Pool about 1.5 km up the road from the Visitor Centre. The pool close to the Shag Stream Campsite is a good place for families, being shallow on the entry side and deep on the
far side.

There are many other swimming spots along the stretch of river from the Visitor Centre to the road end.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone +64 7 867 9080
Email kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address 995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
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