Knuckle Hill Track
Knuckle Hill Track
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Jocelyn P
Christchurch, New Zealand103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The drive into the start of this track was spectacular as it is on hard-packed gravel roads that meander around the Whanganui Inlet. At low tide it is mainly mud-flats with channels creating interesting patterns while at hightide the reflection of light is magical. The walk itself is a steady climb up a disused 4 wheel drive track before getting to the gruntier section - the 20 minute scramble over rocks & through sub-alpine grasses, mosses etc. This last hard bit is definitely worth it as the view over the Whanganui Inlet & beyond to the Tasman Sea is truly stunning. The walk back down was a bit tricky as it had rained the day before so the ground was a bit slippery so be prepared with sturdy tramping boots.
Recommend you take walking pole(s), plenty of water & a light lunch as well as wet weather gear (in case the rain comes in). Check out the DOC information about this trail.
Written 26 May 2023
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