Leslie – Karamea Track
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.