The track from Maratoto to Golden Cross takes you past an old mining area and a regenerating broadleaf/hardwood forest.

Track overview

4.3 km one way

Walking and tramping

1 hr 45 min Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs
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About this track


This track takes you through an old mining area, through regenerating broadleaf/hardwood forest and reverting pasture land. There are some interesting landforms in the general area.

Getting there

Accessed via the Maratoto roadend at Hikutaia or at the Golden Cross roadend at Waikino.

Know before you go

There is no practical access to the nearby historic mining area of Komata Reefs. The pine forest at the end of Komata Reefs Road was felled and replanted in 2012 and is no longer suitable for tramping.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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