This short kauri forest walk is gentle, making it suitable for children and an easy opportunity to enjoy the unique kauri forest environment.

Track overview

300 m loop

Walking and tramping

15 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs
  • 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 cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track

Getting there

The track is part of Kauri Bushman's Memorial Scenic Reserve, between Matakohe and Paparoa, south of Whangarei.

From Matakohe travel east about 5 km along SH12 and turn left onto Wearmouth Road, then left into Sterling Road. The track starts approximately 1 km along Sterling Road on the left.

Know before you go

  • No domestic pets are allowed on this track.
  • Hunting by permit only. You can get a permit free of charge from the Kauri Coast Office.


  • In strong winds, beware of falling branches.


Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   +64 9 439 3450
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   150 Colville Road
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville 0377
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