An easy climb through pōhutukawa forest and lava fields gives way to panoramic views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf from the summit of this volcanic island. This is one of our best shorts.
  • Well-formed paths through lava fields
  • World's largest pōhutukawa forest



  • Fitness required: Moderate fitness
  • Gradient: Gradual incline

7 km

Walking and tramping

2 hr return Easy: Walking track


Check you are pest-free

Check, clean, and seal your gear to ensure you don't bring pests, soil, and seeds.

See island biosecurity requirements.


Kauaeranga Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 7 867 9080
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   995C Kauaeranga Valley Road
Thames 3577
Postal Address:   PO Box 343
Thames 3540
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