Paparoa Track
Image: Jason Blair | DOC



The Paparoa Track crosses the Paparoa Range. It takes you through alpine tops, limestone karst landscapes, thriving rainforests and provides breath-taking views.

Bookings are open for the 2024/25 season.

55 km one way

Walking and tramping

3 days one way Intermediate: Great Walk/Easier tramping track

Mountain biking

2 days one way Advanced: Grade 4


Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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