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Charming Creek Walkway

| Tyler Road, Ngakawau, Karamea, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8008
Review Highlights
Easy hike to very scenic swinging bridge, waterfall and coal train artifacts

This hike was done at the recommendation of a local. We thought at first it was nothing but a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bozeman, MT
Easy walk with tunnels, waterfall, old mills

An easy walk for a couple of hours through an old gold mining track, through tunnels and coming... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matthew M
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“swing bridge” (5 reviews)
“old railway” (3 reviews)
“easy walk” (5 reviews)
| Tyler Road, Ngakawau, Karamea, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This hike was done at the recommendation of a local. We thought at first it was nothing but a dirty creek (due to mining cleanup). However, the old railroad bed, the various sidings and even a tunnel were very scenic. Then we came upon a...More

Thank runtrails
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An easy walk for a couple of hours through an old gold mining track, through tunnels and coming across a waterfall.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Is definitely a charming walk along the old railway way. Plenty of walking options to suit everyone from the 19km return trip to a 20-30 min return trip to the remains of the old workshops at the Ngakawau end. A walk into the waterfall will...More

4  Thank TrippyDonkey
Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you only do one walk in New Zealand, then this should be it. The Charming Creek walkway is located about 20 minutes drive North of Westport. It is relatively flat and follows an old mining/logging railway track beside a roaring river. There are lots...More

Thank VikiM
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Wow what a beautiful walk -- it was magical-so much to see and take in. Enjoy the tranquility and the feeling of space and isolation

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This tramp is a great day out. The scenery is stunning. We ignored the closure sign as we met a mountain biking couple who had just cycled the route. We thought it was hard enough to walk, but was more than worth the effort.

Thank midmore123
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a very scenic lovely walk , with an easy incline making it accessible for all ages and those of us that are not fantastically fit. We did this walk as a family and our 10 & 13 year olds loved it ! There...More

1  Thank lynh2000
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Easy hour walk to see waterfall and tunnels. Take a jacket as walk very close to one waterfall. Waterfall is half way, can start track from either end

Thank C7288RQkarens
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Very easy walk considering you go to an absolutely beautiful waterfall. The 45 minute walk to the waterfall is stunning, following the river all the way up, so the sound of rushing water is a fabulous complement to the beautiful scenery. The swing bridge you...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Best to start at the Ngakawau end and bike up to the Charming Creek mine so you have a down hill return. You will have to dismount and push a few times as the track is not a dedicated cycle trail. Probably not a suitable...More

Thank Highlander65
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