Parata Walking Track

Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve, 15 Tui Crescent, North Island 5036 New Zealand

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Free to Visit
Open Now
Sun 12a-11:59p
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Wifi
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“Well-formed, Parata Walking Track is suitable for people of most ages and fitness levels. It climbs to a lookout offering views of the coast and Reikorangi Valley.”

2.2km return km, 1-2 hours and pretty easy.

Near the coastal village of Waikanae lies the Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve, which is made up of 330 hectares of native forest and bush, featuring one of the largest stands of ancient kohekohe trees in the country. In amongst this vast reserve, protected since the early turn of the 20th Century, you’ll find the relatively easy Parata Walking Track which is suitable for people of most ages and fitness levels. Stop at the parking area, accessed via Tui Crescent, and follow the signs that point you over a bridge that crosses a gurgling stream before heading up to the highest point, about 441m about sea level.

With flocks of native birds diving and soaring above, the vistas from the top are just delightful, looking down to the coast and the Reikorangi Valley. But of course, because there is a climb, it means you may need to dig a little deeply at times to get to the top. With marker points with names like Pig Flat and Rocky Lookout what’s not to like?

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Parata Walking Track

Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve, 15 Tui Crescent
North Island
5036 New Zealand

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  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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