For 78.4 kilometres the track crosses the Park’s range of landscapes, starting from the junction of the Brown and Aorere Rivers, over expansive tussock downs to the lush forests, nikau palms and roaring seas of the West Coast.
The track is well formed and suitable for fit, well-equipped people. All rivers and major streams are bridged. There are huts and campsites where you can stay for a fee. Bookings are required.
The nearest towns that cater for trampers are Nelson, Takaka, Westport and Karamea. Karamea has an information centre, petrol station, accommodation, cafés and restaurants, supermarket and general store, and a range of transport options.
- Time – 4-6 days walking 2-3 days mountain biking
- Distance – 78.4km
- Level – Easier Tramping Track