From the carpark, the walk climbs steeply before flattening out along a ridge. This ridge gives great views of the Firth of Thames.
It is a steep descent into Tinker's Gully where you will see old mines before taking a short walk back along the road to the carpark.
This loop is rough and quite muddy in places.
The track is accessed from Victoria Street, behind Tararu, just north of Thames. There is a small carpark at the start of the track.
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.