Dome Forest

North Auckland

Two kilometres north of Warkworth, a track leads through this regenerating forest to the Dome summit (336m). On a fine day you can see the Sky Tower from a lookout near the top. The summit walk takes about 1½ hours return, or you can continue for a gruelling seven-hour one-way hike through the Totora Peak Scenic Reserve, exiting on Govan Wilson Rd.

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