Matamataharakeke Track

Track category

Walking track

Time:  

3 hours return

Distance:  

6.5 km

Description

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.

 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
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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Contacts

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 7 867 9080
Address:   Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
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Hauraki Office
Phone:      +64 7 867 9180
Email:   thames@doc.govt.nz
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