Karori Rock

Name

Karori Rock

Location

Hawkins Hill, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Sand and pebble tour around the southern coastline beyond Sinclair Head to the Karori Rock lighthouse.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

From Sinclair Head the track gets increasingly rough and ill-defined. By the time you're a couple of kilometres from Karori Rock, the track has degenerated into a (large) pebble rumble with sections of unridable deep, soft sand. At low tide it might be possible to ride on the compacted wet sand along the water line, but don't count on it. Most likely there will be a bit of walking involved.

About 1.7km from Sinclair Head there is a track diverging up the cliff face. This initially goes to a memorial overlooking Cook Strait and then heads inland to Long Gully.

Interisland Ferry passing Karori Rock Light Interisland Ferry passing Karori Rock Light

Getting there

Continue around the coastline from the end of Pariwhero at Sinclair Head.

Return the same way.

Other notes

Watch out for the 4x4 drivers. They don't like stopping on the soft parts of the track, in case their vehicles get stuck. Consequently most of them will charge on through and expect everyone else to get out of the way.

Length

6.71km

Conditions

4wd

Last modified

20 Feb 2010 by ledzep

Created by

Ian

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