The track follows the stream behind the hut towards the top of Duke’s Nose. Take in spectacular views of the native coastal forest below, the Whangaroa Harbour and to the sea beyond.
Climbing on the Duke's Nose Track
The Duke’s Nose (Kaiaraara Rocks) track starts behind Lane Cove Hut and day shelter, Pekapeka Bay, Whangaroa Harbour.
You can reach the track by land via the Wairakau Stream Track. If arriving by sea from Totara North, Whangaroa boat ramps or Ranfurly Bay, land at the day shelter, turn right, and follow the orange triangular DOC markers.
- Fires are not permitted due to the risk they pose to kiwi and other wildlife.
- No camping allowed.
- Carry warm, waterproof clothing, and food and drink, even on short walks. Stout shoes or walking boots are advisable.
- Before leaving for your walk, make sure your vehicle is locked and any valuables out of sight.
- Stick to the DOC track as there are pest animal trapping lines in the forest. These are marked with flagging tape and markers.