Accessed from the 309 Road the Waiau falls are easy to find, and the kauri giants stand majestically above the forest tops. A short walk takes you to the base of these remnants of the ancient kauri forest that once cloaked these hills.
Kauri Grove A spectacular grove of kauri trees. These Kauris have been protected since before the turn of the century and are truly magnificent. The track is very well formed with footbridges and boardwalks, which take you close to the trees. An excellent walk for tree lovers. Directions: Travel 3 kms south from Coromandel town and turn left into the 309 Road. Travel a further 8 kms along the 309 Road and you will find parking space on the right side of the road. The walk is on the left side of the road. Time: 30 Minutes return Waterfalls... Right beside the road is a beautiful bush glade where the Waiau Falls crash over a rock face into a pool below. There is access by tracks both upstream and downstream of the falls. This is a great spot for a swim. Directions: Travel 3 kms south from Coromandel and turn left into the 309 Road. Travel a further 7.3 kms along the 309 Road and right beside the road is the Waiau Falls. Time: 2 Minutes one way Coromandel Adventures has a DOC concession and offers a Guided Kauri Forest Experience through this majestic grove.