Treat yourself to an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and step into this native slide of paradise. A perfect stop off to stretch the legs and get some fresh air if your heading away with the family.


  • Explore this beautiful piece of nature with an short and easy walk along the Pohuehue stream up to the waterfall. 
  • Heading away for a holiday or adventure? This is the perfect place to stop and take a break on State Highway 1.  
  • Discover all sorts of wonderful native birds, trees and plants here.

Get ready

Download the map to check out what you can do:

English adventure map (PDF, 3,790K)

Te Reo adventure map (PDF, 276K)

Know before you go

  • 1 km return walk, approximately 40 minutes.
  • Easy and mostly flat gravel track.
  • No dogs allowed. 

What to bring

DOC short walk gear list

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you’ll find a special code word – write it down, but don’t share it (we don’t want to spoil everyone else’s adventure).

Getting there:

Pohuehue Scenic Reserve carpark is located on SH1, 7 km south of Warkworth and 51 km north of central Auckland.  

Claim your reward

Tell us the Pohuehue Scenic Reserve code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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