New Zealand

Tramper

Chasm Creek Track

A short walk along an old section of railway. A tunnel, a sculpted creek, and views of the Mokihinui River.

This short walk is easily dismissed, yet it offers a variety in a small package.

The walk follows the line the Westport-Seddonville Railway which has since been dismantled (the railhead is now at Ngakawau), starting at a small rise where the line once crossed the road. From here it continues through a deep cutting squeezed between the road and river, affording nice views of Warrigal Island. A variety of orchids grow along the track, and a rich tapestry of mosses coat the side of the cutting. The track soon passes through a tunnel (glowworms at night) then over the deep sculpted limestone and tannin-stained waters of Chasm Creek on an old railway bridge. Beyond here, another small bridge and some regenerating scrub bring you back to the road just short of the Seddonville pub.

Map
Grade Easy
Bookings Not available
Length 2.0km
Return via same track
Time 45 min
Altitude 20m
From Mokihinui-Seddonville Road inland from Mokihinui.
Maps
NZTopo50-BR21
ID 3329

About this track

Added 5 January 20095 January 2009 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 5 January 20095 January 2009 by MatthewMatthew.
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