Tree roots on the Parata Track

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons


The Parata Tramping Track is an easier tramping track suitable for people of moderate fitness levels. It climbs to a lookout offering views of the coast and Reikorangi Valley.”

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 – 2 hr return Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track


Generally well formed, the Parata Tramping Track has some sections that may be rough, muddy or steep. A moderate level of fitness is required and light tramping/hiking boots are recommended.

The track climbs to a lookout offering views of the coast and Reikorangi Valley. There is a bench seat at the end of the track. From here well-equipped and experienced walkers can take the Te Au Track.

Getting there

The main entrance to Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve is at Tui Crescent, where there is a small parking area by a reservoir. You can also access the reserve off Kakariki Grove where the entrance is signposted. 

Follow the Kohekohe Walk to the junction where Parata Track starts. 


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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