Big rimu.

Image: D Guppy | DOC

Introduction

Walk to a spectacular rimu tree, 36 m high and 2 m in diameter, near Karamea.

Track overview

2.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

40 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

The track leads through regenerated forest dotted with nīkau palms, ending at a spectacular rimu tree, 36 m high and 2 m in diameter. The tree, which is perhaps 1000 years old, escaped being felled by loggers in the 1940s.

Getting there

The track starts on Umere Road, 8 km east of Karamea. Leave the town on Waverley Street, which becomes Umere Road.

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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