Murray's Walk

Murray's Walk

Kauaeranga Valley

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Marios Gavalas

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I'm Marios, delivering the best of Aotearoa's nature walks to your device.

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1 km return | 30 minutes return

An informative booklet describes the forest features at various numbered sites around the walk. The booklet “Murray’s Walk” is available from the Kauaeranga Visitor Centre.


Access to the Kauaeranga Valley is along Banks Street off S.H.25, 4.5km from Kopu and 0.5km south of the Thames Information Centre. The road bears right into Parawai Road and becomes unsealed after 10km. The Kauaeranga Visitor Centre is 12km from S.H.25, and should be the first stop before exploring the valley.

There are toilet facilities at the Visitor Centre, all the campgrounds and the Roadend Carpark.

The Education Camp is 100 metres from the turnoff, 7.3km from the Visitor Centre. The start of the walk is signposted from the camp entrance.


At both ends of the boardwalk, the path is even and metalled. The track performs a loop.


Feature Value Info


North IslandCoromandelThames


  • Walking
  • Free



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