Author Topic: Mt Zion - ex Karekare Beach  (Read 1883 times)

Mt Zion - ex Karekare Beach
« on: June 09, 2008, 09:05:33 AM »
This is little more than a moderate walk.

Leaving from the carpark at Karekare beach, cross the bridge and turn down pohutakawa glade track walking for about 100m before the zion hill track branches off upwards.

The track is well formed and gentle/ moderate slope which hardly gets the heart pumping

There are a couple of points where lookouts step off the main track where you get great views of Karekare Beach and further up you get views of Whatipu. Classic west coast scenery

The summit is unmarked so thats a bit of a pain but the map marks it as close to the intersection of the zion ridge track and zion hill track.  To my eye the highest point seems to be about 100m further on up the zion ridge track.

Would be a great break away from a day at the beach in the summer but it is hardly a full day or even half day destination hike. Took about 1.5 hours return including time at the top looking for the non existant summit marker!
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009, 03:38:07 PM by vinodrinker »