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.


Topographic map warning

Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.

Track overview

150 m return via same track

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

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 8.5km from Tapu and 2.5km west of the Tapu-Coroglen Road.


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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