Waiomu Kauri Grove

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© Peter James Quinn
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Kauaeranga Valley, Coromandel Forest Park

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Overview

From the car park on Waiomu Valley Road, 15 min north of Thames, the walking track follows a formed road for 600 m before entering bush. After 25 min, a short sidetrack leads to the old Monowai Gold mine battery site.

Further up the main track the forest becomes more luxuriant and diverse, part of the Waiomu Ecological Area. A 10-min climb further up the ridge takes you to a stand of mature kauri. Many say it is one of the best walks in NZ.

Notes

For more information contact the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.