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.

Parakiwai Valley (Wharekirauponga)

This walk follows the old lower tramway track through a 20m tunnel and offers a number of old gold mining relics and a stunning waterfall at the end.


There are a number of smaller walks which branch off the main walking track. It is recommended that you stay on the main track. Time: 3 1/2 hours return Tip: Sections of this walk are not well marked, after approx 30 minutes, two orange triangles indicate the track bearing to the left. Directions: From Whangamata township drive south on SH25 for 6km. Turn right off the highway onto Parakiwai Quarry Road. The track starts at the far end of the car park, which is at the road end a further 2.5km

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