Muir Track

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Tramping track

The Muir Track is usually used as part of a circuit from the Whatipu carpark allowing people to link the Gibbon, Muir and Pararaha Valley tracks with the Whatipu Coastal walk. It is a reasonably short track; however, it is steep and in some places requires clambering around rockfaces and banks. It is recommended for experienced trampers only.

Muir Track details

Regional park: Click here for information about 'Whatipu' (including gate opening hours)
Distance: 1.2 km
Time: 45 minutes
Wheelchair access: No
Pram access: No


From the Pararaha Valley Track by the large, grassy clearing and shelter, the steep track ascends around a rocky outcrop and up a tributary valley to the junction of Gibbons Track and Walker Ridge Track.

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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