Due to Kauri dieback, there is a detour in place taking you from Workman Road up to Mt Workman via the road to the Mangatangi Dam, crossing the Dam wall and following the old service road, quickly rising through regenerating bush and pasture to Mt Workman. You can enjoy views across Mangatangi Dam, south towards Huntly and east to the Coromandel Ranges. The track continues through native bush around the top of Whakatiwai Basin, ending at the junction of the Whakatiwai Track. This track is steep and narrow in parts.
Workman Track details
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.