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Porarari to Cave Creek, West Coast

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Porarari to Cave CreekBeginner

Submitted by Mike Tennent

Info Info

Trail Information

18.30km

440m

440m

 

West Coast

Punakaiki

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Riverside
Open tussock/grasslands
Open ridges/tops

Beginner

3:30 (Slow)
2:30 (Moderate)
1:30 (Fast)

-6.0%

+5.5%

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Description

Head out on the Paparoa/Porarari Trail. As with most Great Walks it is almost footpath quality and you can zoom here a bit and enjoy the run. After about 4km you will come to a large swingbridge on your left. The signs say it leads to the Inland Pack Track... that's where you are going. Immediately you will see the difference in trail as you drop into a more standard back country trail.

Just follow this trail until it pops out onto the 4WD road to Caves Creek, you will know it's the right one because there is a memorial right there. At that point head left, the 4WD track soon changes to a well formed single track all the way to Cave Creek. Take some time to explore and enjoy what nature has created, before retracing your steps back to the start.


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Features of interest

About 4km (each way) of the new Paparoa Trail. Cave Creek Canyon area is stunning and there is the memorial for the kids who lost their lives in the horrendous accident.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 25%

Easy Single Track: 50%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 5%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    The start point is the Carpark for the Punakaiki end of the new Paparoa Trail and is just at the northern entrance to the town. At the moment the signs say Porarari River Trail

    Sizeable carpark

    0 km

    1 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Very patchy.

    Waterproof leggings, Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival bag, Cellphone, Map.

    There is the occasional stream after you leave the main river, not sure how safe. but you are by the river for half the run so you should be ok.

    Places on the Pack Track may get slushy in winter but overall it should be good

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