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Mahinapua Walkway, West Coast

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Mahinapua WalkwayBeginner

Submitted by Nicky Armstrong

Info Info

Trail Information

6.00km

50m

35m

 

West Coast

Hokitika

Front country - easily accessible

Point to Point (one way)

Totally/mostly flat

Native bush
Plantation/exotic forest
Lakeside

Beginner

0:50 (Slow)
0:35 (Moderate)
0:25 (Fast)

-2.0%

+1.9%

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Description

This trail follows the historic Mahinapua logging tramline through regenerating native bush and a section of eucalyptus plantation, remnant of a forestry experiment. A flax swamp near the start also provides the opportunity to spot one of the Coast's special locals - the kotuku or white heron. Department of Conservation signage along the walkway details the history of the tramway and logging in the area.


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Features of interest

Logging tramline, sawmill relics, wetland.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 90%

Farm Road / 4WD Track: 10%


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  • Access

    The car park at the start of the walkway is well signposted directly off State Highway 6, south of Hokitika.

    There is a well-formed, safe DOC car park at the start of the trail. No public transport but plenty of traffic would make hitch-hiking an easy option.

    7 km

    6 minutes

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  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Very patchy.

    Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone.

    Best to take your own.

    None but the track is popular with locals and families on bikes so expect it to be busier during the weekend.

  • Post run indulgence

    Ramble and Ritual
    51 Sewell Street, Hokitika
    The friendly ladies here do great coffee and have the best cheese scones in town.

    Regent Theatre
    23 Weld Street, Hokitika
    The cafe at the theater serves amazing home-made pies, big enough to satisfy even the hungriest trail runner.

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