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The views of the coastline south of Karekare towards Whatipu and the Pararaha Valley are ample reward for this climb.
The start of the track is signposted over the Company Stream bridge at the carpark behind Karekare Beach.
The track is unmarked but well-formed and signposted. It is best avoided in wet winter conditions as it can be very muddy.
It climbs steeply for 45 minutes to the summit of Mount Zion (272 metres) before meeting a junction with the Zion Ridge Track. Bear right and continue for 45 minutes as the track descends to Pararaha Valley.
You can then continue to Whatipu via the Pararaha Valley to Whatipu Track.
North Island ▷ Auckland Region ▷ Auckland
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Just a short walk (about three hours) but with so many different beautiful landscapes. You walk through forest, marshy landscape, black sand dunes and at the end of the walk you are on a great beach.
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It runs a nice track between the bush and the beach with some wonderful views.
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