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Fantastic walk!

An amazing loop walk. The owner was super friendly and helpful. The walk was well posted and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William U
via mobile
Great hike to beautiful falls

It’s aboyr 2hrs with stopping for photos/take in scenery/catch your breath. The website states... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
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590 Washpen Road, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 3-318 6813
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All reviews moderate fitness great walk the loop walking stick canterbury plains native forest per adult up hill well worth the trip day trip birdsong land caves track bellbirds hiking picnic
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing loop walk. The owner was super friendly and helpful. The walk was well posted and the scenery stunning and constantly changing. Managed to complete it in under two hours with a few stops to soak in the views. Complementary walking poles and maps...More

Thank William U
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It’s aboyr 2hrs with stopping for photos/take in scenery/catch your breath. The website states moderate fitness but you really do need to be fit, or like us, just have to take lots of stops to catch your breath and have very jelly legs st the...More

Thank kiwifruitange
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great walk, wasn’t too difficult. We did do it with tramping shoes which helped where it was a bit muddy. Great geology, nature and views to see. Took us 2hours with stops to view on the way. They take cash or you can transfer into...More

Thank 79aimeer
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Lovely walk with great views. Better in the summer then in the winter. Honesty box at the start to use walk as private land.

Thank ErinjCaswell
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

The views are amazing and the effort that goes into track maintenance and the guide map is awesome. Every time someone has been at the shed on my arrival they have been friendly and helpful. The walk takes under an hour with manageable uphill parts...More

Thank olivia19908
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I rate this, a great short drive to get our of town, have a bit of exercise and see some beautiful surroundings. The walk has some steep bit but is well marked and easy to follow. The waterfall is totally beautiful and worth the walk....More

2  Thank Hospofanatic
Reviewed 6 March 2018

An enjoyable privately owned piece of paradise! Bit of an uphill climb with amazing views, then down into the valley - waterfall and picnic area to finish the experience! Take the CASH to help support and pay for your entry ($10 which is pricey if...More

Thank KimK3984
Reviewed 7 February 2018

On recommendation of a friend I went to the Washpen Falls track and it did not disappoint in any way. The walk is very well marked, and well maintained as a rough hiking track - so good sturdy shoes are an advantage. The friendly reception...More

1  Thank 8623PaulineS
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent walk with lots of variety of landscape. Mostly in bush. Quite steep in places but well worth the trip for the cool cave, waterfall and spectacular view of the plains all the way to the ocean. A perfect spot for lunch....More

Thank galfrog
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Really beautiful 40 min drive from home in Christchurch we where fortunate to found out about this walk through a friend and we are so glad we joined them for this very beautiful adventure . Would highly recommend to anyone that appreciates nature and the...More

Thank LucusT3
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4 April 2018|
Response from kiwifruitange | Reviewed this property |
Hi, if you were to rush it then could do the loop in 1.5hr, but to properly enjoy it then 2hr round trip. And it’s an hour drive there from chch