Mataihuka Walkway

Name

Mataihuka Walkway

Location

Kapiti Coast, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Raumati escarpment walkway with excellent coastal views

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This walkway provides excellent views over Raumati and Paraparaumu, the coastline and across to Kapiti Island. Tree planting and track upgrades are underway, with seats and picnic table at June Rowland lookout. From end-to-end it is about 4 km so allow about 1.5 hours to walk the length one way.

There is a carpark at the southern end on Waterfall Road about 750 metres from SH1, with a sign for Mataihuka Walkway (Raumati Escarpment). The path at this end is gravel and with newly planted trees on both sides. About 10 minutes from the start is the June Rowland lookout with seats and picnic table. The track then climbs higher and becomes a grass 4WD track along the top of the hills leading to the Bill Moxon stone cairn about 30 minutes further on. The track is unfortunately now closed at the Panorama Dve end, so you have to go back to where you started.

View south along Mataihuka walkway Mataihuka walkway

Bill Moxon stone cairn memorial

Stone cairn

Getting there

Parking is best at the Waterfall Road carpark, turn off SH1 at Queen Elizabeth Park/ Whareroa Farm exit & turn left up Emerald Glen Rd to the end, turn right- the start of the track is just up Waterfall Rd on your left.

Other notes

The area is exposed and there is no shelter along the length. Great on a summers day but be prepared with raincoat and warm clothing in case you do get caught out.

Length

4.00km

Conditions

Open

Altitude

gain172m loss82m begin18m end108m

Last modified

2 Mar 2014 by dazbaz

Created by

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