Follow Parata Walking Track to the lookout where the junction is signposted. From there a marked route, suitable for well equipped and experienced trampers, leads north, and descends to Huia Street.
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.
You can also start from Huia Street and walk upwards to the summit where it becomes the Parata Walking Track.
Auckland, Northland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.