Nikau Palm Reserve

Name

Nikau Palm Reserve

Location

Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Native bush walk near Lindale

Grade

Easy

Access

Foot

Description

Nikau Palm reserve is a pleasant shady bush walk. The track is well marked with steps, rising from the carpark up the hill with a few seats and a picnic table at the top (you can continue up-hill to join the track at the end of Anlaby Road), then descending again to the carpark. There are numerous palm fronds from the trees which may lie over the track, especially near the bottom. The reserve has a nice slightly unkept feeling.

There is a very short gravel path from one side of the loop walk to the other. The stepped path up through the bush and back will take about half an hour.

Getting there

If you are driving south it is easy - turn off SH1 at the Lindale turnoff (north of Paraparaumu) and the reserve is on your left with a car park before the road swing round underneath SH1.

If you are driving north also take the Lindale turnoff north of Paraparaumu, but follow the sign at the roundabout to Nikau Valley, then take the first left which is a short road that appears to be heading toward the southern exit from SH1, but turns into the Nikau Reserve carpark.

Length

1.20km

Conditions

Single track

Altitude

gain121m loss121m begin12m end12m

Last modified

28 Mar 2010 by ledzep

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