View from Dukes Nose Track

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Take in spectacular views of Whangaroa Harbour from Duke's Nose.

Track overview

500 m

Walking and tramping

45 min one way Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Dog access

No dogs
  • 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


About this track


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.

Getting there

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.

Know before you go

  • 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.


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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