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.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.