The square kauri tree
Image: Peter Dutton | Creative Commons


Climb a short track to marvel at an unusual square trunked kauri and enjoy the view across to Maumaupaki on the main Coromandel Range.

Track overview

150 m return via same track

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


See the 15th largest kauri on the Coromandel Peninsula. 

Estimated to be 1,200 years old, this tree has an unusual square-looking trunk.

The walking track to the tree is short but steep with 187 steps.

From the viewing area you get good views across to Maumaupaki (Camels Back) on the main Coromandel Range.

Getting there

Located just west of the Tapu-Coroglen Road summit.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
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