Canavan's Knob Walk

Westland / Tai Poutini National Park

  • 1 hr return by the same track
  • Easy

Short walk near Franz Josef Village to a viewpoint on a granite outcrop.

Key information
Walking time
1 hr
Distance
3.2km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Stopbank car park, SH6 over the Waiho River from Franz Josef Village. The track start is 20 minutes' walk from the village.
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Maps
NZTopo50-BW15
Altitude
140m – 249m
Altitude change 109m
More information

From the car park, an 800m stop bank plod leads to the foot of the knob. Good views over the broad Waiho / Tatare River flats, and a lot of pigeons in the trees. Once at the knob, an easy track spirals up through rich forest past two viewpoints.

Canavan's Knob is a sickle-shaped roche moutonée carved when the Franz Josef Glacier extended much farther out to the coast. 

Map
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ID 8541

About this track

Added 6 April 2013 by MatthewMatthew. No revisions.
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