Trail Info

Trail type: Walking
Direction: One way

Walking Duration: 1 hr 30 mins - 6 hrs
Minimum & maximum times are for return trips
Distance: 6 km
3-6 km return

Fitness: Low

Dog Friendly: Yes

Kauaeranga Valley


There are a number of walking tracks in the Valley to choose from. 

Catleys Track

Time: 45 min/1.4 km one way

Ford the main Kauaeranga River and walk along river flats and through regenerating forest. The walking track finishes on the opposite side of the river from Catleys Campsite. Carefully assess the river conditions before attempting a crossing.

Cookson Kauri Walk

Time: 2 - 3 hr/6 km return

Leave from the Wainora Campsite along a well-graded metalled track, with steps and bridges across the Wainora Stream. There are attractive water vistas for most of the way. A metalled side track takes you to the magnificent Cookson kauri.

Return to the campsite by the same track.

Getting there

The Kauaeranga Valley is east of Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Source: Department of Conservation

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