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Dome Valley Forest Walkway

 

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Sunday 04 August 2019

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Medium: Travel north to south down this forested section of the Te Araroa Walkway in the hills behind Matakana.

After the drop off on Govan Wilson Road we walk past Conical Peak, and then take the track down through the forest to Waiwhiu stream, which is followed for a while before being crossed onto a forestry road. From there it is a solid climb up to the point where we enter the forest again.

Then it is gentle ups and downs with occasional views out to the coast, before entering the Waiwhiu kauri grove. Here 20 mature kauri of up to 4 m girth hint at the forest's original magnificence.

Continuing on we climb to the Dome summit, and then drop down gradually to finish at the Dome Tearooms, with time for a coffee and a bite to eat before we return to Auckland. Reasonable fitness required - 5 to 6 hours.
Leader: Terry Chubb, Ph 940 7453, 021 870 158
Short: Stay with the driver and drive via Matakana to the Dome carpark. Walk up into the Dome Forest, over The Dome, and into the Waiwhiu kauri grove. Or continue on to the lookout point towards Kawau Island, before returning the same way to the bus and the Tearooms
Transport: Club bus   Driver: Simon Rainger
Destination: Govan Wilson Road at the start of the walkway
Departure: 8:30 am Club garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kimgsland
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members