The track follows an old tramway from the car park to a pleasant beach and the site of Craig’s saw mill, built in 1862. See Historic Opera Point.
The Raukawa pā site on the reserve offers excellent coastal views.
Off State Highway 25 near Whangapoua between Whitianga and Coromandel.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.