We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A walk that has it all”

Charming Creek Walkway
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Karamea
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Always check the website for changes that might affect your trip.
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 of mining/logging relics, tunnels, waterfalls, swing bridges and stunning bush and scenery along the way.
The track is officially closed at the moment due to a rockfall, but we jumped the fence and managed to easily pass the rockfall - (make your own decision if you are keen to do this or not, but there were other people on the track as well)
Easy for kids - not too many steps.
Stay nearby at the Granity Ghost Lodge - awesome spot!

Thank VikiM
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

7 - 11 of 41 reviews

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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 are some beautiful waterfalls, cool tunnels and enough interesting vistas and things to look at along the way to keep everyone wanting to keep going . The walk is along an old coal mining track and is riverside which offers amazing views along the way . Would highly recommend.

1  Thank lynh2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Charming Creek Walkway also viewed

Karamea, West Coast Region
Karamea, West Coast Region
 
Karamea, West Coast Region
Karamea, West Coast Region
 

Been to Charming Creek Walkway? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing