Rating: 10/10 Length: 2 hours Difficulty: Easy
This is one of my all time favourite walks to do. Drive to Karekare beach ideally in the morning before the carpark gets too busy. Walk through Pohutakawa Glade to Karekare beach and head south.
Walk along the beach for 10 minutes before heading inland. You will eventually get to a tunnel and camping area. Keep walking for another 20 minutes to get to Pararaha Valley.
This is a great place to stop for a picnic with views up the valley and a small lake that has a lot of birds. The scenery is breathtaking and it is an easy walk that the whole family can do. Definitely put this on your bucket list!