Tuahu Track to the Nth/sth Junction


  • Location: Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, Katikati, Bay of Plenty
  • Access: End of Hot Springs Road, just south of Kaitkati.
  • DOC Duration: 2 hours to the top (one way)   Forest Family: 1 1/2 hours (one way) without children
  • Track Grade: Advanced walking track
  • Highlights/Features: The lower section of the track from the car park to the Tuahu kauri tree loop walk is a wide and relatively flat easy going track, once past this turn off the track becomes a little more wilder (in a good way) and once you reach the Te Reretukahia stream be prepared for a steady up hill climb to the top. *There are many ways to skin a cat as they say and there are also many ways to access the North- South track. Hiking up the Tuahu track is just one of them and can actually be done as an East – West crossing of the Kaimai Ranges if one wishes to do so. Here we are just detailing up and back the same way. Highlights include awesome views over Katikati and towards Waihi Beach area on the way up. From the top at the junction head straight through and marvel at the views over Matamata and the Waikato region (~2 minute walk from the junction).
  • Notes: No dogs and no toilet at the car park. There is a https://www.kauridieback.co.nz/what-is-kauri-dieback/ station at track entrance to use before entering the park.
  • For the Department of Conservation track information click here- https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/bay-of-plenty/places/kaimai-mamaku-conservation-park/things-to-do/tracks/tuahu-track/
  • For more Forest Family track information in this location click here👉https://forestfamilynz.com/walks/

🌿You can read more about this track on our blog here:

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