Karamu Walkway Waikato

Pin It

Karamu Walkway2

The Karamu walkway is a little different to the walks we usually go on as this one starts of in dense native bush then opens up onto a stunning farmland trail, the walk can be started from two ends, the first is from the main hwy out to Raglan, the trail head is just before the summit, the second place is from Old Mountain rd which is off Te Pahu rd just outside of Whatawhata in the Waikato.

This walk is best taken in ideal conditions with no wind and no rain, we had both and was not as pleasent as it could of been, from raglan summit end the track winds up the side of a steep hill in dense native bush for around 15 minutes then opens up onto the farmland ridge line, you get a stunning view down steep valleys to Whatawhata and the plains below.

This is what you get for the remaining walk to Old Mountain rd the trail starts to decend down and back up a few more ridge lines before you finally arrive at the Old Mountain rd, unless you have arranged for someone to pick you up you will need to return back the same way.

The time taken to reach this point is around 1.5 hrs, however this is not the end of the trail, the Karamu walkway keeps going on over the Old Mountain rd and links up with various other trails further along before finally finishing at the Lime works loop rd around 5 more hrs away.

 

 

From Address: To:

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.

milford track

Milford Track Te Anau

Day One, Glade Wharf to Clinton Hut The Milford track is a four day walk through stunning native bush from Glade Wharf at the end of Lake Te Anau through to Sandfly Point around 20 minutes from Milford sound. After the boat journey from Te Anau Downs to Glade… Read More
Tunnel Beach Dunedin

Tunnel Beach Dunedin

Tunnel beach is part of the stunning coastline just south of Dunedin it is an eroded part of the mainland as the swells from the ocean pound this part of the southern coast, Access is along Blackhead road and turn into Tunnel Beach road the car park is a… Read More
Mount Manaia2

Mount Manaia Northland

Mount Manaia is a stunning rock formation left over from an extinct volcano which erupted around twenty million years ago, the volcano was massive at around 50 kilometers in diameter, the top of the mountain has a distinctive jagged peak and is a local land… Read More

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…
Hakarimata Northern Look out2

Hakarimata Northern Lookout Waikato

This part of the Hakarimata walking tracks start at the end of Parker Road, just north from Ngaruawahia in the Waikato, this is the third of three tracks that lead to the Hakarimata summit…