Kauri Grove Track leaves Piha Road and traverses remnant kauri forest, continues around the headwaters of Glen Esk Stream and descends easily to Ussher Cross. The track then heads to the top of Kitekite Falls, beside the site of the old driving dam. It then crosses the stream to Connect Track.
Kauri Grove 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.