Booms Historical Walk

Find evidence of a by-gone era on the Booms Historical Walk.

To access this walk, head just past the Booms Flat Campsite, on the opposite side of the road was a 1920s logging booms site. The booms are a barrier to stop the logs coming down the river from the dam drives – when the dams would all be opened so that enough water would flow down the Kauaeranga River to float all the kauri logs down.

For the keen of eye, the odd part of the main booms can still be seen on the 30-minute Booms Historical Walk. There are several sections of old log, joined together by steel wire rope although most remnants are rotting away now.

The walk crosses the river flats and takes you through manuka and kanuka mixed with totara, kauri, five-finger, ground ferns and lancewood before emerging at Catleys Campsite.

The Booms Flat Campsite is one of nine DOC campsites beside the Kauaeranga River and you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival. Some of the DOC campsites require pre-booking.

Booms Historical Walk Location

To get to the Hotitori Booms Historic Walk, drive 15 minutes along Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames to the visitor centre, then another 15 minutes to Booms Flat Campsite.

Info

500m
30minutes
Easy

Contact

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre

Phone Number: +64 7 867 9080

Email: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

Website: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/coromandel-forest-park/things-to-do/campsites/booms-flat-campsite/

Booms Historical Walk

Find evidence of a by-gone era on the Booms Historical Walk.

To access this walk, head just past the Booms Flat Campsite, on the opposite side of the road was a 1920s logging booms site. The booms are a barrier to stop the logs coming down the river from the dam drives – when the dams would all be opened so that enough water would flow down the Kauaeranga River to float all the kauri logs down.

For the keen of eye, the odd part of the main booms can still be seen on the 30-minute Booms Historical Walk. There are several sections of old log, joined together by steel wire rope although most remnants are rotting away now.

The walk crosses the river flats and takes you through manuka and kanuka mixed with totara, kauri, five-finger, ground ferns and lancewood before emerging at Catleys Campsite.

The Booms Flat Campsite is one of nine DOC campsites beside the Kauaeranga River and you can choose to camp at this particular campsite on arrival. Some of the DOC campsites require pre-booking.

Booms Historical Walk Location

To get to the Hotitori Booms Historic Walk, drive 15 minutes along Kauaeranga Valley Rd from Thames to the visitor centre, then another 15 minutes to Booms Flat Campsite.

Info

500m
30minutes
Easy

Contact

Kauaeranga Visitor Centre

Phone Number: +64 7 867 9080

Email: kauaerangavc@doc.govt.nz

Website: https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/coromandel-forest-park/things-to-do/campsites/booms-flat-campsite/