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Introduction

Tramp up to the summit of Mt Tamahunga through regenerating native forest. This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr 30 min one way to summit or 3 hr 30 min one way to Rodney Rd Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track

Description

Funghi at Mt Tamahunga. Photo: Martin Saunders.
Funghi at Mt Tamahunga

Tramp up to the summit of Mt Tamahunga through regenerating native forest. This track is part of Te Araroa - The Long Pathway.

Time: to the summit - 1 hr 30 min one way; to Rodney Rd - 3 hr 30 min one way
Distance: to the summit - 2.5 km one way; to Rodney Rd - 6.5 km one way

The walkway initially climbs over farm paddocks to the bush line (please follow markers and use stiles to cross fences). Once in the bush, follow orange markers up the ridge to the summit and a concrete helicopter pad. A rock lookout near the summit (437 m) provides a spectacular view of Omaha.

From here you can retrace your steps or continue northwards to the Rodney Rd exit. On leaving the bush, follow white markers up and down a steep route following a farm fence line until you exit onto a farm track, which joins with the end of Rodney Rd. Enjoy magnificent views up and down the coast. 

You can also continue the walk from Rodney Rd, 3 km across private farmland to the end of Bathgate Rd, Pakiri. Follow the white markers, please stick to the route and use the stiles to cross fences.

Getting there

The carpark and sign-posted track entrance is 1 km down Omaha Valley Rd (off Leigh Rd), Matakana (just before #109), 72.5 km from downtown Auckland.

Contacts

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 9 379 6476
Address:   137 Quay Street
Princes Wharf
Downtown
Auckland 1010
Email:   aucklandvc@doc.govt.nz
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