Issued 28th Jan 2023 and as at 7th Feb 2023 - The Coromandel has experienced a severe weather event, with a state of emergency declared on 3 Feb 2023. As a result, SH25a and the Tapu Coroglen roads have been closed. Some local DOC campsites are also closed. Please take care in and around the region and keep up to date through the following agencies. Driving times and routes can be found here.
Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Road from Thames for 14 km to the visitor centre. Hotoriori is the first campground on the left, 3 km north of the visitor centre. Entry is at forest gate beyond the Hotoritori campsite and you follow the trail signs in an anti-clockwise direction.