Whispering Falls walk/Hacket track

Mount Richmond Forest Park

  • 3 hr – 5 hr return via same track
  • Easy/medium

A gentle walk along the Hacket track to the beautiful Whispering Falls. Dogs permitted on leads.

Whispering Falls • By Ocky_.
Key information
Walking time
0 – 1 day
3 hr – 5 hr
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Generally level, one hill to get to falls Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Aniseed Valley carpark: drive over the hill into Aniseed Valley and follow the road some distance until "the end", just before it turns to gravel (on the outside of a bend) is a DoC sign and a carpark with toilets
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Ends
Aniseed Valley carpark, Richmond
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ26
More information
Link
www.tdc.govt.nz/index.php?AniseedValleyhttp://www.tdc.govt.nz/index.php?AniseedValley

From car park follow signs along Hacket track.  Cross swingbridge or carefully ford river.  After about an hour take left fork and follow the path over more bridges then uphill.  The next part leads you through a native forest - good agility needed to clamber around trees and up some steep banks.  The falls flow over the path so they can't be missed.  It is possible to follow the path after the falls up a hill which brings you out onto (for want of a better word) a meadow with a picnic table.  A toilet is hidden in the surrounding bush.  Retrace your steps to the car park.

The Swing bridge • By Ocky_.

The track is also used by mountain bikers so beware

Map
ID 4797

About this track

Added 8 December 2009 by Ocky_Ocky_. No revisions.
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