Zion Hill Track

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Tramping track

A great track with a reasonably good surface. There are even a few seats and viewing areas to allow you to catch a breath. The track allows you to create a great day outing by linking with the Pohutukawa Glade Walk, Karekare Beach, Tunnel Point, with the Pararaha Valley, Buck Taylor and Zion Hill track back to the Karekare carpark. This is a great circuit offering a mix of landscapes including beach, wetlands, coastal forest and cliffs.

Zion Hill Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Karekare' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 3.6 km
Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No


The easiest parking is probably in the main Karekare carpark. Follow the road across the bridge and walk through the Pohutukawa Glade to the picnic area. The track heads up the hill and along the ridge prior to descending to meet the Buck Taylor Track near the Waihuna Stream.

What to expect

Suitable for people of reasonable fitness and experience.

Tramping tracks will:
  • Consist of formed and drained surfaces.
  • Be signposted at track entrances and key junctions.
Tramping tracks may:
  • Have structures in permanent wet areas but waterways will not generally be bridged.
  • Tramping tracks may also have limited track information, and steep grades.


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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