Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk

Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk, Thames: Address, Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk Reviews: 4.5/5

Waiomu Kauri Grove Walk
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mike brewerton
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions
Dec 2019
This is a regular walk , it is easy to manage for most ages and abilities , the hard bit is the steps at the end but you don't need to do them , great morning walk followed by breakfast at the Waiomu Cafe after . cannot beat it
Written 31 January 2020
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Dianna C
Melbourne, Australia1,194 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a stunning walk and worth seeing the small Grove of Waiomu Kauri trees. It follows a creek along an old pack saddle route used by miners. NOTE. 1) the initial causeway crossing is likely to have water on it. We waded through as water was only 5cm deep. There are some unstable stepping stones . 2) parking is possible closer to the track start. Drive a further 500m past the sign. Pull off on the left.
Written 19 January 2020
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Martin R
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Dec 2019
An excellent walk to see some remaining Kauri trees.

There is a ford to cross near the start, but that is the only time you might get your feet wet. Also park where the sign says Parking, don't park further up. Drop the rest of your group there if you want, then drive back to the parking area.

Please don't forget to clean your shoes, it is vital for the survival of these giants of the forest.
Written 17 January 2020
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Andrea P
29 contributions
Dec 2019 • Business
Still a beautiful section of bush and kauri trees at the end ,Not too strenuous but a nice place to recharge and get some exercise ,
Written 24 December 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Nov 2019
A 90 minute ramble that took us from the huge pohutukawa on the coast up along the stream into the valley. Showcased along the walk were gold-mining relics and Kauri forest. Stop in the Waiomu beach cafe to recharge your vital signs.
Written 17 November 2019
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IzzyTaupo
Taupo52 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
We did this while we were waiting for friends to tramp down from Crosbies Hut - the track was very good up to the kauri trees but deteriorated after that.
Written 9 June 2019
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Bob_Duck_au
Dulwich Hill, Australia8 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely walk. From the car park, it is an hour to the kauri grove, and an hour to walk back. The trail is in very good condition so it is smooth walking. The trail follows the stream up the valley, with a ford (we had to take shoes off to cross) and then 5 footbridges as the trail criss-crosses the stream. There is even a gold mine tunnel off the side of the track. After the 5th bridge, there are some steep wooden steps that end at the kauri grove.
The walk is through tunnels of tree fern and trees. Gorgeous.
Written 31 March 2019
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,231 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
We stayed in Thames for a couple of nights and were recommended this walk by the owner. Its a beautiful walk through ancient trees and across various bridges swapping sides of the river as you go. It's peaceful and we only saw half a dozen people. At the top you climb some steps for quite a way and start to see the Kauri trees all around you. The Kauri is suffering from dieback and as such you are expected to use the shoe cleaning equipment at the bottom.
Written 11 March 2019
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William E
Livermore4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I did this hike and thoroughly loved it. We saw just a handful of people, so we pretty much had the trail to ourselves. I can’t recommend this enough. Absolutely pristine!
Written 16 January 2019
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cat12353
Thames, New Zealand24 contributions
Oct 2018
What a lovely walk! Easy to do, perfect surroundings, a little bit of a climb at the top but well worth it!
Written 11 November 2018
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