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Karamea Track

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This 91km walking route through the pristine natural beauty of the Karamea Valley in the Kahurangi National Park passes through podocarp beech forests unique to this area and along the Karamea and Leslie Rivers.

As well as the beech forests dripping with moss, views of Gordon’s Pyramid and the Mt. Arthur Mountain Range and eerie Moonstone Lake created in an earthquake and littered with erect tree trucks are the walks visual highlights.

This route is impossible in wet weather, it has several tricky river crossings, but on the upside plenty of good swimming holes. The trip takes six or seven days. There are huts to sleep in along the route at three to five hour walking intervals which you need to have tickets to use (purchase them from the park’s Information and Resource Centre.). This region is also a popular spot for fishing enthusiasts.

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