This Tuahu Kauri walking track is located in within the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. This forest walking track begins at the end of Hot Springs Rd, about a 15 minute drive just south of Katikati.
Beginning from the car park, a graded track winds you through through attractive native forest. Being in the forest away from the city brings about a great feeling, being amongst such nature. As you follow along this great track, you will see young Kauri and juvenile Rimu trees. After roughly 20 minutes, a side track will lead you to a platform surrounding one of the biggest kauri trees in the Bay of Plenty.
As you come to pass this track, the main track quickly becomes more difficult. This is with some narrowing of the track while continuing up the crest of the Kaimai Ranges. You are able to safely return by same route.
Tuahu is an old Maori route that was also used as a bridle in the 1890’s.