This family friendly nature walk winds through native forest and takes just over an hour one way.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr 5 min one way Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only.

  • Kauri dieback
    Help stop kauri dieback

    Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

    • Stay away from kauri tree roots.
    • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.

About this track


This track leaves the driveway in from the car park just inside the bush line, taking you up to an old logging track. Follow the track markers, keeping an eye out for the tree stumps of kauri logged in the past.

When the tack intersects with the driveway in, you can turn left to return to the car park or right to get to the Tangihua Lions Lodge.

Getting there

The Nature Walk runs between the Lodge Road and Horokaka Track in the Tangihua Forest.

Tangihua Forest is located halfway between Whangarei on Northland’s east coast and Dargaville on the west coast. Your best access into Tangihua Forest is from Omana Road. The Omana Road Tangihua access car park has parking for 15 cars. You will need to walk 30 minutes along a formed road to the bush line.

Know before you go

  • There is no water source in the forest so carry plenty of water to drink.
  • Be well prepared for changeable weather conditions.


Whangarei Office
Phone:   +64 9 470 3300
Address:   2 South End Ave
Whangarei 0110
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