IntroductionThe Parata Tramping Track is generally well-formed but has some sections that may be rough, muddy or steep. We recommend a moderate level of fitness and light tramping/hiking boots.
The track passes through one of the largest remaining areas of kohekohe forest in the North Island. It climbs to a lookout offering views of the coast, Kapiti Island, and the Reikorangi Valley. There is a bench seat at the end of the track.
From here, well-equipped and experienced trampers can take the steep Te Au Track down to Huia Street to complete a loop.
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.