IntroductionOnce extensively logged and mined, a regenerating coastal forest now greets visitors as they walk along the Waitaia Track.
The track crosses private land before branching into a loop track of easy gradient. It passes through regenerating coastal forest, with kanuka, treeferns, nikau, tanekaha, kauri, puriri and hard beech.
Picnic tables and seats provide convenient stopping places.
There are a number of old mining tunnels and several small stream crossings (some are bridged).
Off Waitaia Road, 1 km south of Kūaotunu on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Keep to the track to avoid dangerous mine shafts in the area.
The area was extensively logged and mined in the past. It is now part of the Project Kiwi Kuaotunu Kiwi Sanctuary.