Explore New Zealand Walks And Stunning Scenic Destinations

Join our experience of the many great walks and travel destinations that are available through out New Zealand from North Islands stunning Hillary trail on Aucklands wild West Coast, to the many secluded bush, coastal and river walks through out our beautiful countryside.

Karakariki Reserve Hamilton

Pin It

Karakariki Track 1

The Karakariki walking track is a Department of Conservation managed track and is located just north of Whatawhata on the outskirts of Hamilton in the Waikato, the walk is a mix of farmland, riverside and native bush,the walk starts on private farmland and there is a small carpark at the end of the access road.

The walk starts with a swing bridge over the stream this part of the track is on private land and for around five hundred meters you are walking through a swamp, and the mud is deep in places, we went through in the middle of winter which did not help, there really should be a board walk here which would make the walk a bit more enjoyable.

Once through the swamp the walk follows the riverside for a considerable distance this part is enjoyable the river is flanked with native bush for most of the way, around twenty minutes you arrive at another small swing bridge which crosses the river to access a beautiful little water fall, this area would be great in the summer for a picnic.

From the water fall you enter the native bush and the reserve, there is a steep short climb up a bank to the main part of the walk which follows a ridge line up through the native bush, this section is pleasant and a great part of the walk, however the walk finishes at a fence line at the top of the ridge and there is no view anywhere which is a bit disappointing but the walk is a great little walk despite the swamp at the start the walk is around fifty minutes one way.

 

From Address:

Andrew Bergersen
Author: Andrew BergersenWebsite: https://www.newzealandexperience.co.nzEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lion Rock Piha Beach

Tasman Lookout Piha

Tasman Lookout is a fantastic short walk at South Piha that takes you over cliff tops, along secluded sandy beaches and through a cave for the adventurous and offers some stunning views out over the wild West Coast and all this with in fifty minutes from… Read More
Otaika Valley Walkway summit

Otaika Valley Walkway Northland

For Nature lovers the Otaika Valley Walkway is a great walk on the outskirts of Whangarei in the Northland Region of New Zealand, the track is located in a scenic reserve and is around 5kms one way, this is a one way walk and takes around 4hrs return to the… Read More
Te Ara Tirohia walk

Te Ara Terohia Waikato

This peaceful and tranquil walk is located in the Maungatautari ecological reserve and forms part of the northern enclosure on Maungatautari mountain in the waikato, access to the walk is at the end of Hicks road a few kms west of lake Karapiro. From the end… Read More
Kaipara Harbour South

South Head Kaipara Harbor

The peninsula just north of Helensville and about 1.5hrs from Auckland cdb forms the southern end of the Kaipara harbour, the western side is woodhill forest which runs from Muriwai all the way up to the Waionui inlet at the Kaipara Harbour entrance, the… Read More