Topo50 maps show tracks that have been permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease.
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.
Walk access begins at the end of the sealed Waiomu Valley Road.