Asbestos Track

Kahurangi National Park

  • 3 hr return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

A gently graded mine road climbing to an asbestos mine and 1890s cottage.

Key information
Walking time
0 – 1 day
3 hr
Distance
12.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Cobb Dam Road, 2km above the power station.
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Ends
Asbestos Cottage.
Maps
NZTopo50-BP24
Altitude
410m – 830m
Altitude change 420m

The track follows the old asbestos mine road, starting at the hairpin bend on Cobb Dam Road past the power station. It climbs gently above the Takaka River, passing the old asbestos mine after 1 hour. The hut, once home of Henry and Annie Chaffey, is a further 30 minutes. 

From the hut, tracks continue on to Lower Junction on the Takaka River.

Map
This track needs a photograph.
ID 9060

About this track

Added 17 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 18 March 2014 by MatthewMatthew.
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