Fyffe-Palmer Track

Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Conservation Park

  • 1 hr 45 min loop track
  • Easy

A loop track through forest on the slopes of Kaikoura's Mount Fyffe.

Key information
Walking time
1 hr 45 min
Distance
3.0km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Mount Fyffe Road, Kaikoura
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Maps
NZTopo50-BT27
Altitude
200m – 480m
Altitude change 280m

The Fyffe-Palmer Track is a pleasant bush walk on the slopes of Mount Fyffe. The track is easy to find, at the very end of Mount Fyffe Road beneath Mount Fyffe. Take SH1 north out of Kaikoura and turn left at Mill, Schoolhouse, or Postmans Road. At the next intersection turn right and you’ll be on Mount Fyffe Road. Follow it to the car park. 

From the car park, the track enters a section of revegetation plantings before sidling along the edge of bush rich in tree ferns and the red-barked kotukutuku (tree fuchsia). Nearby, the track branches. Take the right branch up to a grassy picnic area, with a limited view back to the peninsula. Looking across the small valley several impressive podocarps are visible poking through the forest canopy.

Beyond here, the track crosses a creek and enters the tall forest of podocarps (matai, totara and rimu) visible from the picnic area. The track drops easily through this forest back to the junction near the bottom.

Map
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ID 362

About this track

Added 28 July 2002 by MatthewMatthew. 2 revisions, most recently 25 February 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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