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A challenging climb to an isolated rock outcrop in the Kaimai Ranges that offers spectacular views across the valley.

Track overview

5.4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 hr Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


View of  Sentinel Rock from the track.
View of  Sentinel Rock from the track

This track is signposted off the Tuahu Track at the Tuahu Kauri approximately 25 minutes from the carpark.

After a steep climb it travels along an undulating ridge to a view of Sentinel Rock, an isolated rock outcrop east of the Kaimai Range. The view of the surrounding valley is spectacular on a clear day.

The old track to the top of the rock is considered dangerous and should not be used.

Return on the same track.

Getting there

Located within the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park, these walks begin at the end of Hot Springs Road, just south of Katikati off SH2.

Know before you go

Please consult a topographic map.


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