Walking

There are many walks around Kahoe, ranging in length and difficulty. Here are some of them. For more information about these and other walks, just ask Lyndsey or Stefano in the hostel.

Rock Pools

The Rock Pools (also known as the Kauri Dams) are a natural paradise. The pools are a 3 hour (round trip) exclusive to the guests of the hostel.

They are a perfect place for a picnic – a tranquil piece of Kiwi paradise with no crowds and no track. Just ask us for directions and you’ll love it.

Lane Cove track

This is a New Zealand heritage walk, which is clearly marked and takes you to Lane Cove on the western arm of the Whangaroa harbour. The icing on the cake is the final 30 minute hike to the top of the Duke’s nose which offers stunning views.

Awesome cliffs, rivers and inlets, stunning vegetation – a great walk, even on a cloudy day

St Paul’s Rock

On the opposite side of the harbour there is the St Paul’s Rock, dome shaped and directly above the Whangaroa township. You can drive to the base and the 20 minute walk to the summit will be rewarded with sweeping panoramic views of the harbour and surrounds.

Mahinepua Peninsula Track

This Department of Conservation track is approximately 1 hour return. It offers secluded beaches and views of the gorgeous Mahinepua Bay and beyond with Stephenson Island to the left, Flat Island in front and the Cavalli Islands to the right.

Puketi Forest tracks

There are two short walks in nearby Puketi forest. The forest is home to Kauri trees plus a wide variety of other native New Zealand trees and plants. It is well worth a visit.

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