Kauri on Waiotemarama Loop Track

Image: Sarah Wilcox

Introduction

Walk to the beautiful Waiotemarama Waterfall which cascades 20m down through the pristine rainforest.

Track overview

546 m to waterfall return via same track

Walking and tramping

30 mins Easiest: Short walk

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

About this track

Description

The track follows the Waiotemarama Stream up through a gorge to a waterfall. There are stunning views of the beautiful, 20-metre falls and the surrounding bush. The vegetation here is mainly tawa and taraire, and other assorted hardwoods.

At the waterfall the Hauturu Highpoint Track begins where the track crosses an unbridged stream.  The track is rough in places and can be extremely slippery in wet weather.

Getting there

From the north: Follow SH12 towards Opononi. 4 km before Opononi turn left onto Waiotemarama Gorge Road. Follow it for 6 km to the start of the Waiotemarama Waterfall Walk (sign posted).

From the south: Follow SH12 towards Opononi. Pass through the town of Waimamaku, and 6 km before Opononi, turn right onto Waiotemarama Gorge Road. Follow the road for 4 km to the start of the Waiotemarama Waterfall Walk.

Nature and conservation

The vegetation here is mainly tawa and taraire, and other assorted hardwoods.

Know before you go

Check the weather forecast before you go − heavy rainfall an cause Waiotemarama Stream to flood rapidly

Contacts

Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   +64 9 439 3450
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   dargaville@doc.govt.nz
Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
RD7
Dargaville 0377
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