Waiomu Kauri Grove

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Introduction

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

Highlights

Topographic map warning

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

Track overview

2.5 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only
  • 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

Description

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

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.

Contacts

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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