Group at the trig on the Dome Forest walkway
First complete the Dome Forest car park to lookout short walk.
From the lookout the track changes to a tramping track and it's a steep scramble to the Dome summit, where you can see Taranga Island (a nature reserve and the 'hen' of the Hen and Chickens Islands) in the distance.
There is the option to continue on the track to Govan Wilson Rd.
This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.
The walk starts beside the Dome tearooms, 7 km north of Warkworth on SH 1, 74 km north of Auckland.
The main area is 68km from downtown Auckland, and 10km from Warkworth.
Know before you go
The Dome Walkway crosses land sacred to local iwi; keep to the track.