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Karamatura Loop Walk

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Pram access short walk

A great way to spend an hour in the valley, the Karamatura Loop Walk has a good track surface and reasonable gradients making it a suitable walk for families during most seasons. It is recommended that this circular walk be done in an anti-clockwise direction.


Karamatura Loop Walk details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Huia' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 2.4 km
Time: 1 hour 0 minutes
Wheelchair access: Yes. The lower part of the walk is suitable for wheelchairs.
Pram access: Yes. The lower part of the walk is suitable for prams.

Directions

From Karamatura picnic area, the walk climbs gradually to the junction of Tom Thumb and Karamatura Tracks, then veers left away from Karamatura Stream. The track returns back along the side of the valley, then descends steeply on the side of spur to rejoin the initial part of the walk.


What to expect

Pram access short walks are suitable for most wheelchair users with assistance, mountain buggies, young familes and some types of walkers. All pram access short walks are part of the path classification of tracks and are suitable for people of most ages, mobility and fitness.

Pram access short walks will:
  • Have mostly level grades with all weather surfaces consisting of compacted gravel or similar.
  • Have a high level of signage with directional signs at the track entrance and all junctions.
  • Have all water courses culverted or bridged, and there will be no steps.
Pram access short walks may:
  • Have seats and viewing platforms at areas of interest.
  • Have some patches of rough surface that can still be navigated by assisted wheelchair.

Security

Theft from vehicles is not common but unfortunately can happen. You should take the same reasonable precautions you take when parking at other locations and remember to lock your vehicle and take your valuables with you.


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