Kauaeranga Valley walking tracks

Walking Trail

45 mins - 6 hrs

About the trail
6 km one way. 3-6 km return.
There are a number of walking tracks in the Valley to choose from. Catleys Track and Cookson Kauri Walk are two of the walking tracks in the Kauaeranga Valley.

Dog friendly: Yes

Things to know

Dogs on leash only.

Catleys Track

  • Time: 45 min
  • 2.8 km return

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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Noel Leeming
Noel Leeming