A great track with a reasonably good surface. There are even a few seats and viewing areas to allow you to catch a breath. The track allows you to create a great day outing by linking with the Pohutukawa Glade Walk, Karekare Beach, Tunnel Point, with the Pararaha Valley, Buck Taylor and Zion Hill track back to the Karekare carpark. This is a great circuit offering a mix of landscapes from beach, wetlands to coastal forest and coastal cliffs.
What to expect:
Tramping tracks will:
consist of formed and drained surfaces.
be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.
Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.
Distance: 3.6 kmTime:1.3 hours
Views: There are great views over Karekare and the Whatipu wetland.
Wheelchair access: No - This track is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Pram access: No - This track is not suitable for prams.
Toilets: There are toilets at the Karekare carpark. A vault toilet is also available at the Pohutukawa Glade car park.
Drinking water: There is no drinking water available on this track. Please bring enough water for your visit.
Easiest parking is probably in the main Karekare carpark. Follow the road across the bridge and walk through the Pohutukawa Glade to the picnic area. The track starts head and heads up the hill and along the ridge prior to descending to meet the Buck Taylor Track near the Waihuna Stream.