Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve Walk
Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve
Located on a steep rocky headland, Taumarumaru Reserve contains three pa sites, two on the headland (Ohumuhumu and Otanenui) and one on the central ridge (Taumarumaru).
Found within the reserve are undefended living terraces and storage pits which indicate this site was intensively occupied in pre-European times.
Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve is mostly an open area and tracks are identified by mowing and track markers. A short walk over the reserve is rewarded with great views and access to a small beach.
Combine this visit with a trip to nearby historic Rangikapiti Pa.
View a track location map
Taumarumaru Reserve is located in Doubtless Bay on the east coast of the Far North. The reserve is signposted on State Highway 10 between Cable Bay and Coopers Beach.
The reserve provides ideal opportunities for walking, fishing and historic appreciation. Dogs are allowed in the reserve provided they are on a lead at all times.
Plan and prepare
Scenic views from Taumarumaru
The weather can change at any time – be prepared. In winter conditions sections of the track can become muddy and slippery.
- Fires and camping are not permitted in the reserve
- Dogs are allowed in the reserve provided they are on a lead at all times
- Northland reserve bylaws apply to Taumarumaru Recreation Reserve
Help stop kauri dieback
Kauri dieback disease is killing our native kauri. It spreads by soil movement, but you can help prevent it.
- Stay on the track and off kauri roots.
- Clean your gear before and after visiting kauri forests.
Visit the kauri dieback website for more information on how you can help.
Respect our cultural heritage
Many places in New Zealand have special spiritual or historical significance. Some places are sacred to Maori, while others have important European values.
Recognise the spiritual or historical significance of these places and treat them with respect. Learning about places you visit will help you understand and respect the value they hold for others.
Track location map
Historic Taumarumaru Scenic Reserve
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