Kohuora Park is full of surprises – not only is it one of Auckland’s 50 volcanoes but is the home of the Papatoetoe Panthers Rugby League Club. The kids will also enjoy the playground.

Kohuroa Park Boardwalk

The volcano at Kohuora Park is about 600m across and defined by a tuff/rim that is about 30m high, some of which still remains today. The track is mostly flat and incorporates paved walkways and boardwalks.

Quick facts about this walk

Walk time: 15 – 40 mins
Highlights: Native Bush, Grass Fields
Track: Paved or Boardwalk
Difficulty: Easy walk
Buggies/Wheelchairs: Flat and easy walkway
Dog Friendly: Yes and there is an off-leash dog area also
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Kohuora Park & Volcano Walk Descriptions

Kohuroa Park Pathway

The tracks consist of primarily two large loops that thread their way between native bush and grass fields.

The walkways are paved or boardwalk and mostly flat, with just some smaller undulations.

There are marshlands that can in places overflow sections of the track in seasons where there is heavy rain – certainly, there were aspects of the track that were underwater when we completed it but it was still all passable. The local ducks were celebrating :).

Kohuroa Park Native Bush

We commenced our walk at the carpark closest to the tracks and walked clockwise.

If you have the time, make the effort to complete the outer circuit, approximately about 2km – its a peaceful native bush walk, interrupted by plenty of wonderful birdlife – pukeko, kingfisher, white-faced herons and more waders.

The northern part of the track contains a little undulation as it rises up some of the crater tuff.

The Tohuora Park can via the Papatoetoe Train Station, with just a few minutes walk.


This walk is great for buggies and wheelchairs due to its relatively flat nature and paved walkway.

Dog Friendly

Kohuora Park is suitable for dogs and includes an off-leash dog area also. As with all Auckland Parks, dogs should not be on the sports fields.

Kohuora Park Information and History

Map location and how to find Volcanic Kohuora Park

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Photos from my walk along the Volcanic Kohuora Park

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