Important: Good shoes recommended, this walk may take longer for some people, transport can be arranged at either end of the walk but no other road access is possible along the path.
Directions: Wide tracks through grass farmland start this walk in Clements Road, keep an eye out for the Te Araroa Walkway signs. Good, but sometimes narrow, pathways through native bush, with gulleys and streams to cross, and incredible native birdlife. The walk takes you through untouched native tracts, to pleasant logging plantations. A fork in the road directs you to the largest kauri tree remaining on the east coast, Tane Moana. Measuring over 11 metres in circumference, he stands head and shoulders above the ridge line, and has a boardwalk built around him to protect his roots and base. Locals used to picnic beneath his shade on Christmas Day. Continuing past the kauri, takes you into logging forest and out on to Waitoi Road. If travelling with friends, a recommendation is to drop a car at the final end, to save the walk back.
Tane Moana Walkway Map