Walking Time: 5 minutes oneway to the lookout with an optional additional 6 minute circular bush walk at the top.
Access: Includes a steep walk up a concrete path and a well maintained bush track. The path will get your heart pumping but the views are worth the climb.
Carparking: Parking outside the security gate at the end of Lawson Drive or next to the beach at Whangaumu Bay a little further down the hill.
Directions: Drive towards Whangaumu Bay (turn right along Tutukaka Block Road off Matapouri Road as you decend the hill towards Tutukaka Marina) and take Lawson Drive on your left just before you reach the bottom of the hill.
Pass through the security gate at the end of Lawson Drive and follow the concrete path up the hill. There is seating at the top so take your time to enjoy the view. Views include Ngunguru Sandspit, Hen & Chickens Islands, Little Barrier Island and the Coromandel Peninsula. If you have a few extra minutes follow the bush walk at the southern side of the hill (the path is marked) before returning back to your car.