Parata Walking Track
Parata Walking Track
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Eggandsp00n
Wellington, New Zealand9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Steady uphill for fit walkers of about 25-30 minutes. Beautiful bush. Can be slippery coming down. About an hour return and nice and handy to Kapiti Coast locals.
Written 5 February 2020
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ruth c
38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Lovely native bush, there are a couple of choices of tracks after about 10minutes. 1 shorter and flatter; the other goes up the hill. This one is a strenuous climb but a good way to get fit.
Written 29 January 2020
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand7,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
Step back into the Jurassic period when you enter the forest here. It’s great! Good walking track that you can do a 30 minute loop on or a hike up to the top for stunning views out over Kapiti.
Written 23 January 2018
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grandiflora
Wellington64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
The Parata walking Track is part of the beautiful Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve in Waikane. There is a small parking area as well as street parking.
A beautiful well kept track that takes you through native bush over a lovely walking bridge with a babbling brook. a gentle walk uphill, but in places a little steep you soon arrive at the top I think it I read somewhere around 400 M Sweeping views of the coast and surrounding bush. I swear the air smells and feels different up there. We stopped at the little bench at the top and had our picnic. It is a popular track in summer on Sunday.
We saw a number of dogs on leashes the first time we did this track. It took just over an hour.
The second time was mid week, and we continued on to do the Te AU Track which was a bit gruelling, around 4 hours tramp often very steep places but very rewarding in seeing gorgeous very ancient Rimu covered in KIKI . On both occasions there was not a lot of birdlife we heard a few warblers. Being under the lush green canopy of the tree was heavenly. I would recommend this track to start before attempting the Te Au which is classed for advanced and more suited to go with someone then attempting on your own.
Written 23 August 2017
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