Introduction

This track follows a ridgeline through regenerating hardwood/podocarp forest, linking Oromahoe Road with School Road, near Paihia.

Track overview

6 km one way

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min one way Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only
  • Help stop kauri dieback
    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your footwear and gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

    How you can help save kauri

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About this track

Description

The Oromahoe Traverse follows a ridgeline through regenerating hardwood/podocarp forest, linking Oromahoe Road with School Road, near Paihia.

If you want to enjoy a short walk amongst kauri before starting the Oromahoe Traverse, walk 800 m westwards along Oromahoe Road. You will find the Opua Kauri Walk on your left. 

10,000 Steps Northland: This track equates to about 8,000 steps. 

Getting there

From Paihia:  Walk the Paihia School Road Track, which starts at the end of School Road, 700 m from downtown Paihia.

From Opua: Travelling from the south on SH11, turn left at the top of the Opua Hill into Oromahoe Road. The Oromahoe Traverse is sign-posted on your right.

Know before you go

  • Carry warm, waterproof clothing, and food and drink, even on short walks.
  • Stout shoes or walking boots are advisable.

Contacts

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
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