Big River Dam

Victoria Forest Park

  • 1 hr 40 min return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

Short route from the Big River goldmining town site up to the old dam in open tussock flats.

Big River • By Matthew. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
1 hr 40 min
Distance
4.7km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Big River
()
Ends
Big River Dam
Maps
NZTopo50-BT21
Altitude
672m – 721m
Altitude change 49m

This short walk starts at Big River, a ghost town tucked in the Victoria Forest Park ranges. First, you need to walk to Big River, by one of several routes.

Big River Hut • By Matthew. Licence: C.

From the hut, follow the wide track out to Waiuta. Past a small ford, a little track is marked dropping down to the river. Forest soon gives way to tussock flats. Follow the marker poles, fording the river, and continuing in and out of forest. Eventually, the track leads to a rocky corner where two streams meet. The old wooden dam is located here. 

Map
ID 16925

About this track

Added 27 June 2019 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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