Mt Tamahunga Walkway
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 - 1.5 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.
Funghi at Mt Tamahunga
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.
The carpark and sign-posted track entrance is 1 km down Omaha Valley Rd (off Leigh Rd), Matakana (just before #109).
Plan and prepare
Dogs are not permitted on the tracks because of the threat they pose to stock and wildlife. Exceptions include certified guide dogs and permitted hunting dogs.