The tracks here are permanently closed due to kauri dieback.


The Kauri Grove Walk, Twin Bole Track, and Russell Forest Walks are permanently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease and protect our kauri.

Russell Forest's Te Araroa Trail section will undergo kauri protection upgrades during December 2019 and early 2020. This section will stay open, but users should take care around maintenance areas.

Find things to do and places to stay Russell Forest and Ngaiotonga Scenic Reserve

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


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