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Thames-Coromandel District Council is part of Environment Waikato

Coromandel Forest Park (DOC)

Maratoto Wire Track

Two beautiful falls are found not far off the track on the Hamuti Stream. The track is well marked and gives lovely views across Maratoto. It's steep in places and during winter there can be muddy spots.  The track finishes where it meets the 4WD track.

Either return to the carpark, returning back the same way or loop back via the 4WD track.   
The first section of the track is through private land so follow the marker poles.

Access and Parking

Just south of Hikutaia, turn off SH26 onto Maratoto Road. After 6 km, turn off into Wires Road. The track is signposted off Wires Road 500 m before the gate and carpark.

Kauaeranga Valley (DOC)

The Hotoritori area in the Kauaeranga Valley is available for horse riding although tracks can become overgrown when not in regular use. Riders can use the forest access roads or follow a track along the ridge to Mangarehu.

DOC Brochure   and   Webpage 


The Kauaeranga Valley is 13 km to the east of the town of Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula.  Follow the Kauaeranga Valley Rd to Hotoritori campsite. 

There is another 9 km of gravel road past the visitor centre, most of the walks start from various points along this part of the road.