Allans Track walk

Allans Track walk

Peel Forest Park


4 Rankers Reviews

3 Face-to-Face

18 Geraldine

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Time: 2 - 3 hr round trip - returning via Fern Walk

This track commences from Te Wanahu Flat passing through both tall podocarp forest near the valley floor and subalpine vegetation on the higher slopes. After passing the junction to Deer Spur the track drops steeply to join Fern Walk which will return you via Mills Bush to Te Wanahu Flat.


Feature Value Info


DOC Canterbury

Central government organisation


South IslandCanterburyGeraldine


  • Walking
  • Free


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Mike Fricker

Ranking: 6/10

31Oct18. During the walk my rating went up and down a bit. Only 6 as there is no real viewpoint anywhere.
We started with the Acland Waterfall track. Waterfall not so good when we were there.
Back down and onto the Allan’s Track. In places well made. In places very steep, muddy, rooty, slippery, wet, narrow and hard work.
We joined the Deer Spur Track and then the Fern Walk back to the campsite. Quite a longish walk all in.
I quite enjoyed most of it. If you do it, make sure you wear good boots, not worn out or too light footwear as if you do you will slip up. Look out for 4 bottom shaped indentations in the track left by my walking partner!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Sylvia Klatt


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice forest with great walks.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2013

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Robert McIlraith

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Any of the Peel Forest walks are well maintained and worthwhile.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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John Price

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Great for the fit - a wild, steep jungle of woodland - an army assault course of roots.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Cymen Crick

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