Waiomu Kauri Grove

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A 2-hour return walk allows you to visit one of the Coromandel Peninsula’s finest remaining kauri stands, Waiomu Kauri Grove.

Track overview

2.5 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs
  • Help stop kauri dieback
    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track


Trunk of Kauri tree, Waiomu Kauri Grove. Photo: C Rudge.
Trunk of Kauri tree, Waiomu Kauri

The track follows formed gravel road for 600 metres before heading into regenerating bush. Be prepared to get your feet wet as there are several stream crossings. About 25 minutes from the start a short side track leads across the stream to the old Monowai Goldmine battery site.

Further up the main track the forest becomes more luxuriant and diverse. A 10-minute climb further up the ridge takes you to a stand of mature kauri.

Getting there

Walk access begins at the end of the sealed Waiomu Valley Road.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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