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Canavan Knob, West Coast

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Canavan KnobBeginner

Submitted by Saskia Wohlgemuth

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West Coast

Franz Josef Glacier

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:00 (Slow)
0:45 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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Start from Franz Josef Village and head south towards Fox Glacier, there's a separate pedestrian section to cross the Waiho River Bridge. Directly after turn sharp right onto a stop bank. Halfway along the stop bank follow the track marker pegs off the stop bank, across a creek and onto the next section of stop bank. At the end you of the stop bank you see a sign for Canavans Knob walk (1.6km - 40 min return) . Follow the pleasant wide trail winding its way up around the knob to a view point with pretty mountain scenery. Back down and back to the village the same way.

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  • Access

    Start anywhere in Franz Josef Village.

    Start straight from the town centre, your accommodation.

    0 km

    1 minutes



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    Windproof jacket, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own

    Heavy rain could wash out bridge, slips on West Coast roads to access the village.

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