Walker on the Hakarimata Walkway, Hakarimata Scenic Reserve

Image: Derek Bao | ©


The Hakarimata Scenic Reserve near Ngaruawahia is a great place to see kauri and to enjoy a walk or tramp through native bush.


The reserve protects 1,850 ha of native forest. The large kauri on the Kauri Loop Track is rare for this area. Find out about nature and conservation in the reserve. 

Place overview


  • Hunting
  • Walking and tramping
  • Stop kauri dieback and protect kauri
    • Kauri dieback disease is spread through soil.
    • Scrub soil off shoes and gear and check it's all removed before you go.
    • Use a cleaning station when you enter and leave.
    • Always stay on the track.

    How you can help save kauri

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Find things to do and places to stay Hakarimata Scenic Reserve

About this place

Getting there

The Hakarimata Scenic Reserve is located 17 km north-west of Hamilton, near Ngaruawahia. It is a great place  to enjoy a walk or tramp through native bush, including kauri, in close proximity to Hamilton.

There are three access points to the reserve: off Waingaro Road to the south, from Brownlee Avenue at Ngaruawahia, and from Parker Road at the northern end.


Te Rapa Office
Phone:   +64 7 850 8378
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   waikato@doc.govt.nz
Address:   5 Northway St
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3200
Postal Address:   PO Box 20025
Te Rapa
Hamilton 3241
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