Matthew

Hi,

I'm Matthew and I started this website way back in December 1996. It has been evolving and growing ever since.

With a young family, I mostly content myself with day walks at the moment, around the Canterbury Plains.

Big River - Rainy Creek route

An old route from the Big River goldmining ghost town out to SH7 and the Inangahua River. This route follows faded trails that may be overgrown or completely gone.   More ▶︎
Big River Dam

Big River Dam

Short route from the Big River goldmining town site up to the old dam in open tussock flats.   More ▶︎

Big River Mine

This walk from Big River Hut explores the area's mining history.   More ▶︎

Big River Dam

Short walk from Big River Hut to the old goldmining dam.   More ▶︎

Big River Track

Easy trail into Big River Hut.   More ▶︎
Big River Track

Big River Track

Following the line of the old road from Waiuta to Big River, this is an easy forest walk between goldmining ghost towns.   More ▶︎

Lake Hanlon Walk

Short walk by the highway leading into a small lake surrounded by forest.   More ▶︎

Box Canyon and Crazy Paving Caves

Very short walk to two interesting easy-access caves   More ▶︎

Ōpārara Arch

Short walk to a limestone arch in the Ōpārara Basin.   More ▶︎
Moria Gate Arch

Moria Gate Arch

A short walk in the Ōpārara Basin, exploring the Moria Gate limestone arch.   More ▶︎

Truman Track

Short walk at Punakaiki.   More ▶︎

Ōpārara Arch

Short walk in Ōpārara.   More ▶︎
Matthew
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
Status Administrator