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Tuahu Kauri walking tracks

End of Hot Spring Rd, Katikati

Tuahu Kauri Track

Time: 50 min return

From the carpark the well-benched and graded track winds through attractive native forest featuring some lovely young kauri 'rickers' and juvenile rimu trees.  After 20 minutes a side track leads to a platform surrounding one of the largest kauri trees in the Bay of Plenty.  Past this the main track becomes more difficult, narrows and continues up to the crest of the Kaimai Range, so return by the same route. 

A boardwalk and rail protects vulnerable kauri roots and gets you up close too

Kauri Grove Track

Time: 40 min return

This track begins about 100 metres before the Tuahu Track carpark.  A good benched track drops to cross the Te Rereatukahia stream then over a terrace of secondary vegetation growth to a stand of about 20 young kauri.  Kauri have shallow root systems that is very susceptible to damage by trampling.  Please do not walk in the area around the trees, as this can kill them.  Return along the same track.

Getting there

Located within the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, these walks begin at the end of Hot Springs Road, just south of Katikati off SH2.

Know before you go

You must be well prepared when tramping on conservation land, especially on longer day walks.  Ensure you have strong, comfortable boots, warm clothing, a good raincoat, first aid kit, food and drink, a hat and sunscreen.  It is also advisible that you leave your tramping intentions with a responsible person, in case you get lost.

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Address

End of Hot Spring Rd, Katikati

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