Matamataharakeke Track

Track category

Walking track


3 hours return


6.5 km


View from Matamataharakeke track.
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.

Getting there

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.

Plan and prepare

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.

Help stop kauri dieback

Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.

  • Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
  • Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.

Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.


Find out more


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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.

Alerts for Coromandel places


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 867 9080
Address:   Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
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Hauraki Office
Phone:      +64 7 867 9180
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