Take in views of the Coromandel coastline, while walking among the mighty native Kauri trees.
Kauri Block Track
- Begin your walk at the Coromandel Town Information Centre in the centre of town (85 Kapanga Road). Follow Wharf Road, heading southwest towards the Wharf.
- Cross the Whangarahi Stream, and continue another 50 metres, where you’ll see the green and yellow DOC Kauri Block walkway sign on your right (at 356 Wharf Road).
- The track forks 10-15 minutes in – and the detour is not to be missed! A brief walk up the right hand fork takes you to the highest point of the walk, and old pā site which offers spectacular 360-degree views of the Coromandel Ranges, islands and township.
- Back on the main track, follow the ridge through regenerating bush and native plantings. The track ends at Harbour View Road, where you can begin your return along the same path.
Walking times are based on an average to slow pace, and will vary with different levels of fitness.
Time: Approximately 45 minutes one way
Distance: 1.7 km one way
Know before you go
- Bring water with you.
- Wear sturdy walking shoes.
- Wear sunscreen and a hat.
- No dogs allowed.
Important: Help stop kauri dieback
Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
- Stay away from kauri tree roots.
- Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forest.