Tairua Bridge

Image: Russell Street | Creative Commons


Take a short walk to two stunning kauri trees, or a longer walk to the lonely grave of a sailor who drowned in Te Karo Bay in 1842.


Sailors Grave Memorial is for a sailor from HMS Tortoise who drowned in the surf in 1842.

Topographic map warning

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

Place overview


  • Walking and tramping

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Find things to do and places to stay Tairua area

About this place

Getting there

Access the walks in this area from SH25 north of Tairua.


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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