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Excellent short walk

This walk (entrance just north of Granity) is well signposted and sealed. Very pleasant walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Zealand
One of the top short walks in NZ

This walk has so much in a short distance. Stunning forest, history, tunnels, arches, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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| Tyler Road, Ngakawau, Karamea, New Zealand
+64 3-788 8008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This walk (entrance just north of Granity) is well signposted and sealed. Very pleasant walk through native trees/bush. Lots of cheeky fantail (birds). Nice river views.

Thank NewZealandCarver
Reviewed 28 April 2018

This walk has so much in a short distance. Stunning forest, history, tunnels, arches, beautiful river and scenery, waterfalls. We went from Ngakawau (southern entrance) to the seddon end and back (20km) on bicycle as we have walked it before. Dont recommend it as a...More

Thank nzp0ppy
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is surely one of the best short walks we have ever done. It had rained quite a bit the previous day & so it was made better by so much water coming over the many falls. We went as far as Watson's mill as...More

Thank ferrellius
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Walked the section from the trailhead to the falls in the pouring rain! River was rushing - waterfalls gushing and water everywhere - filling in the spaces between the train trestles with puddles. Prepared with rain gear - feet got wet in the puddles and...More

Thank cmrhodes64
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Following recent rain (and a wet summer) the track is not is first class condition but the ephemeral waterfalls made it even more special. Boots would be better than runners if you want to keep your feet dry. I walked for 1:30hr - past Watson's...More

Thank zhuhai2007
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We arrived here early afternoon and walked up to the first mill site (about 4km). The trail is a gentle climb that follows an old coal mining train track. You travel through three railroad tunnels, cross a swing bridge, and see waterfalls galore, especially the...More

Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 7 March 2018

The entire Charming Creek walkway takes 3 hours, we decided to go up to the Mangatini Falls, about one hour from the Ngakawau end - and one hour back to the carpark. . The track follows the private railway line put in at the beginning...More

Thank 8623PaulineS
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Goes along riverside, through native forest, easy grade, along railway line, with lovely views and very peaceful.

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The Charming creek walkway showcases lovely west coast bush and rivers. It is an easy walk that follows a historic railway line. Along the way are historic sites of timber and coal extraction. Suitable for families and those who want to take a leisurely pace....More

Thank Pearson7
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely riverside walk with friends and family on a delightful sunny day. The swing was okay and the river views were pretty.

Thank 452paw
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