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Charming Creek Walkway, West Coast

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Charming Creek WalkwayBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Nicky Armstrong

Info Info

Trail Information

20.00km

370m

370m

 

West Coast

Westport

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Riverside

Beginner - Intermediate

3:00 (Novice)
2:00 (Intermediate)
1:30 (Elite)

-6.4%

+6.5%

Officially closed until further notice due to large rockfall.

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Description

This trail follows an historic bush tramway used to transport timber and coal from the Charming Creek coal mine. The track follows Charming Creek and the Ngakawau River for much of the way. The historic rail tracks are still in place in sections and the track passes through several hand-cut tunnels. At the turnaround point at Charming Creek mine are a number of mining relics and the Mangatini Falls are also a highlight. With two cars the track could be run in one direction only, however it is a bit of a drive from Westport to the Charming Creek end so it is best run as an out-and-back trail.


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Features of interest

Charming Creek coal mine, waterfall, tramway.


Make Up of Run

Easy Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    Follow the State Highway north from Westport to Ngakawau until you spot the signs for Charming Creek Walkway, next to the Stockton Mine coal processing plant. Turn down Tyler Road and follow it to the end at a small car park.

    Gravel DOC carpark. No public transport in the area.

    32 km

    26 minutes

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    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

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    Non-existent.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Some water sources in the area are contaminated from acid mine drainage from coal mining so best to take your own.

    Muddy in parts after heavy rain but can also be exposed and hot in mid-summer through the latter part of the track which passes through relatively open pakahi.

  • Post run indulgence

    Waimangaroa Store
    Waimangaroa
    The Waimangaroa dairy happens to make amazing homemade pies which are most definitely worth stopping in for on your way back to Westport post-run. The store also sells all the usual cold drinks and ice creams if that's more your thing.

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