Four Sisters Walk

Image: Duncan Blair


This walk is temporarily closed to protect it from kauri dieback disease.


Track overview

350 m loop

Walking and tramping

10 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit for recreational hunting or management purposes only
  • 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 hygiene station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

About this track


The walk is a short loop that takes you through kauri and rimu vegetation to see the 'Four Sisters', an impressive stand of four tall and graceful kauri trees growing extremely close together.

A viewing platform encircles the trees and protects the habitat from any disturbance.

Getting there

The Four Sisters Walk is sign posted 'Kauri Walks' from State Highway 12, which runs through the Waipoua Forest.

From the car park, there is a track sign for the three walks available for recreational walking, the 'Four Sisters', 'Te Matua Ngahere' and the 'Yakas Kauri'. 

The track meanders through native bush bringing you to a central point from which you can access the three tracks. From here, the 'Four Sisters' track is well signposted and located on the right hand side of this open space.

Nature and conservation

It is very important that you keep to the walking track at all times. Kauri trees have very sensitive surface roots, and foot traffic around the tree endangers their life span.

Kauri trees occasionally create unusual growth forms. At times, the trunks of two, three, four, five and even six trees can grow joined together at the base of the trees. You can see similar growth in Trounson Kauri Park to the south.

Know before you go

  • Nearest toilets are located at the Tane Mahuta carpark.


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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