Mt Tamahunga Walkway

Track category

Tramping track


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.

Funghi at Mt Tamahunga. Photo: Martin Saunders.
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.

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.

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.

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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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Mahurangi / Warkworth Office
Phone:      +64 9 425 7812
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Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Visitor Centre
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Address:   137 Quay Street
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Auckland 1010
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