Tree roots on the Parata Track
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Well-formed, Parata Walking Track is suitable for people of most ages and fitness levels.
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.
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.