Tree roots on the Parata Track

Image: Benhi Dixon | Creative Commons

Introduction

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

Description

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. 

Contacts

Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   wellingtonvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Wellington
6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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