Tom Thumb Track

Track Closed Tramping track Track closed until further notice

Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee voted on 5 December to close several high-risk and medium-risk tracks in the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park to limit the spread of kauri dieback disease . This track is closed until further notice. To learn more about Kauri dieback visit for more information.

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Tramping track

Under Kauri Dieback Management

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Tom Thumb Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Huia' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 1.6 km
Time: 45 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No


From Karamatura Track, Tom Thumb Track crosses Karamatura Stream (unsafe when in flood), then ascends steeply to lead around bluffs with views of the Manukau Harbour. Track continues over fairly even ground then climbs to meet Twin Peaks Track beside ‘Tom Thumb’ Kauri.

What to expect

Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.

Tramping tracks will:
  • Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
  • Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
  • Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
  • Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.


Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.


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