An incredibly historic track that follows an old tramway.
The last large-scale kauri logging operation by New Zealand’s biggest native timber company, the Kauri Timber Company was carried out on Great Barrier Island.
This track follows the old tramway, weaving past old sleepers, log hauler clearing and other interesting history. The track has left a visible scar on landscape, he well-defined corridor through the regenerated bush provides spectacular views over the island. A high level of physical fitness is needed to walk this track as it has very steep inclines. It takes approximately 6 hours to walk, and there are several entrance points. It is part of the Aotea Track (2-3 day walk) or can be accessed from the Kaitoke Hot Springs, Aotea Road (sign posted), at the head of Whangaparapara Bay (sign posted), forest road or the Peach Tree Track.
Extreme care should be taken when descending the north section of this track from Aotea Road to Awana Stream.