Ashley Gorge Loop Track

  • 30 min loop track
  • Easy

Short family walk near Ashley Gorge Holiday Park.

Ashley Gorge Loop Track: Key information
Walking time
1 day
30 min
Distance
1.3km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Ashley Gorge Loop Track: Find it
Starts
Ashley Gorge Road, east of Rakahuri / Ashley River bridge.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW22
Altitude
235m – 290m
Altitude change 55m

This walk explores forest on the eastern bank of the Rakahuri / Ashley River, just across from the Ashley Gorge Holiday Park and reserve.

The holiday park is a good spot for family camping, while the reserve is a great summer destination for day visits. Find the reserve by turning into the holiday park and following signage to the right down to the riverside reserve (toilets, picnic tables, playground).

From the reserve, a path leads across the bridge to the start of the loop track (no parking here).

Up a few steps, the track leads into forest dotted with beech, and offering the occasional viewpoint. The track includes a Kiwi Guardians post for younger walkers and a bird hide. At the halfway point, a new Waterfall Track extension leads off. This track is a bit rougher and more of a climb, but still easy.

Map
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ID 17166

About this track

Added 9 February 2021 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 9 February 2021 by matthewmatthew.
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matthew walked this track 6 February 20216 February