Sunset over Parapara Peak

Image: Brent Barrett | Creative Commons


The track to the summit of Parapara Peak (1249 m) is steep and difficult, and requires fitness and experience.

Track overview

9 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 hr one way Expert: Route

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This full day tramp is suitable for trampers with a high level of fitness. It takes 4–5 hours to reach the alpine tops of Parapara Peak, 1249 m.

The best views of Golden Bay are from the ridge running north to the trig station.

Getting there

Access is from Ward-Holmes Road, 11 km north of Takaka. Takaka is 107 km northwest of Nelson on State Highway 60. The route to Parapara Peak starts from the car park in Ward-Holmes Road. 

Know before you go

There are no huts or campsites on this walk.


Whakatū / Nelson Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   Millers Acre/Taha o te Awa
79 Trafalgar Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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