Wakamarina

  • 7 hr – 8 hr one way
  • Easy

An old goldminer's trail crossing the Richmond Range from Wairau Valley to the Wakamarina Valley.

This is an easy 2-day walk or a long 1-day walk.

Fosters Hut • By madpom. Licence: cc by.
Key information
Walking time
1 – 2 days
7 hr – 8 hr
Distance
15.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Kiwi Road
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Ends
Butchers Flat, 15km from Canvastown
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ27
Altitude
1,066m

The track follows a mostly gradual ascent from the carpark on Kiwi Road to Fosters Clearing. From here a sidetrip can be made along the ridge to Fosters Hut about 10-15 mins away.

Seaward Kaikouras from Fosters Hut • By madpom.

From Fosters Clearing the track descends to the top of Fosters Creek then regains all the height lost as it climbs over a knob. The bush understorey is quite bare here and there is a lot of sign of pigs. The track zig-zags for some time as it drops to the valley floor where it meets the track heading to the old stone miners huts (1 hr 30 mins return). Devils Creek Hut is 5 min away.

It is an easy 2 hours from Devils Creek Hut to Butchers Flat carpark following the Wakamarina River. The last 30 minutes is on a broad 4wd track.

Map
ID 2748

About this track

Added 14 March 2008 by pythagnzpythagnz. 2 revisions, most recently 14 March 2008 by pythagnzpythagnz.
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