View from Matamataharakeke track
Begin opposite the Waikawau Camp Office at the top of the Pump paddock, and cross over a stile next to the Matamataharakeke Stream. The track is part of the original Waikawau to Kennedy Bay route used by gold miners and loggers. It goes up the main ridge past a series of lookouts giving views over bush covered hills to coast and islands.
Waikawau Bay is 42 km north of Coromandel town. The track starts opposite the Waikawau Bay Conservation Campsite Office at the top of the Pump paddock.
This scenic campsite is adjacent to the river. Mountain biking and horse tracks start at the campsite.
Join New Zealanders and tourists in enjoying the popular Coromandel Peninsula in the Waikato. There are numerous nature reserves here which help preserve our endangered species.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.
Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.
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Total fire ban
There is a total fire ban in place in all DOC campsites in the Coromandel, until further notice. No open fires, no camp fires, and no fireworks are permitted.
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