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Dome Forest Walkway

Be sure you know everything you need to know before joining us on this trip - trip grading, the gear you need, departure point, emergencies, etc. See the Day Walk info page.

If you can't bring the trip payment in cash, don't worry - we will provide you with information for electronic payment into the ATC bank account.

Sunday 28 May 2023

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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 4m 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: Eng Khor Ph 021810550


Stay with the driver and drive via Matakana to the Dome carpark. Walk up into the Dome Forest, over The Dome, and on through the Waiwhiu kauri grove 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: 8.00 am Club Garage, 31 Sandringham Rd, Kingsland; 8.25 am Painton Road, Silverdale (Park n Ride). Note: North Shore pickups on request to driver or leader only.

Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members. Pay in cash on the day.