New Zealanders and overseas visitors have turned to unspoiled hills, forests and coasts of our magnificent New Zealand landscape in search of physical recreation and spiritual solace. The Leslie – Karamea Track is one of the Nelsons Regions premier semi-wilderness experiences situated in the middle of Kahurangi National Park. It is a 5- 6-day link through earthquake-torn Karamea Valley, between Flora Carpark and the Wangapeka Track; 6 – 9 days are needed to get from road end to road end.
Leslie – Karamea Track is classified as a tramping track. It is marked but not benched, and quite rough in places. Many streams along the Leslie-Karamea Track are not bridged and are very flood prone. Strong footwear, backcountry experience and a good level of fitness are required for any trip into the Leslie – Karamea Track area.
Leslie-Karamea Track, in the heart of Kahurangi National Park, offers a remote experience. Linking Flora car park and the Wangapeka Track, it passes through the earthquake-torn Karamea Valley, following rivers through lush bush, and traversing saddles. Marks left by the earthquake include Moonstone Lake and various slips. Discover Leslie-Karamea Track, a top destination for tramping and hiking track adventures – the Leslie – KarameaTrack, Nelson, New Zealand.