QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK
Access from Wellington Road Paekakariki, McKay's Crossing off State Highway
One and The Esplanade at Raumati South Extending from Paekakariki to Raumati
South. Farmland and sand dunes with walking tracks along its entire length:
Whareroa Stream Walk, Greg's Track, Coastal Walk (southward) and Inland Track
WATER TOWER WALK
Access from park in Kaitawa Crescent. Up hillside and half kilometre along
stream. Further access from the back of Big Save Furniture - walk through
the pines. Good views of Paraparaumu.
OUR LADY OF LORDES
Access from Tongariro St, Paraparaumu. 10 minute bush walk passing
"Stations of the Cross" and lookout over Paraparaumu.
Entrance is from the carpark on Waterfall Road at the southern end of the track.
An area of 64 acres which contains stands of endangered Kohekohe and many other native tree species.
The walk is 2 hours return with wonderful views.
Please respect private property and observe the signs.
Via Valley Road, Paraparaumu. Wonderful views from the top of
the hill. Bush, stream and open country with tracks on the
Eastern side. Track routes through bush. The walk on Mt
Maunganui Track is 4 to 5 hours return. Please respect private
property and observe the signs.
Half a kilometre north of Paraparaumu on State Highway One.
The walk is a 2km round trip. Unique stand of Nikau Palms, native
flora and fauna. Lookout with extensive view of the Kapiti Coast.
A steep 20 minute walk.
WAIKANAE RIVER - South Bank
Turn northwest of State Highway One at Otaihanga Rd. Turn right
at Ratanui Rd intersection into Otaihanga and then right into
Makora Rd. Access is at the Otaihanga Domain.
WAIKANAE RIVER - North Bank - Karu Reserve
Entrance from State Highway One, next to Waikanae Bridge and also
at Edgewater Park off Nimmo Ave West. (There are also other
entrances). Path follows the river through native trees. A
pleasant walk of approximately 30 minutes.
Great walking along the beaches from Paekakariki in the south to
Otaki in the north between the rivers. Sand dunes, golden sands,
driftwood, pebbles and lots of shells - according to the seasons.
Mangaone and Hemi Matenga tracks and Otaki Forks, which are
maintained by DOC. These walks are of various lengths and
have areas that are more challenging. Walks vary from 20
minutes to 5 - 6 hours. Refer to DOC brochures at 50 cents each.
For more detail on some of these walks, refer to the Kapiti Coast
Walks Book available at Visitor Information Centres:
Kapiti Coast (06) 364 7620
Paraparaumu (04) 298 8159
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