Boundary Stream

Boundary Stream

Ruataniwha Conservation Park


Time: 2 hr 30 min return Distance: 3 km, 250 m vertical climb

There is a car park for this walk on the southern side of the Boundary Stream bridge (15 km along the Aoraki/Mt Cook road from the SH 8 turnoff). The signpost is easily seen from the bridge, but not from the car park. Climb the steep bank and cross the fenceline running parallel to the highway. Follow the fenceline going directly up the hill. There is no formed track as such, but old sheep tracks are worn along the stream side of the fenceline. There is a natural terrace at about 800 metres near a swamp.

This is a great place to stop and admire the views before returning back to the car park.

Getting there

The Mackenzie Basin is situated in the centre of New Zealand's South Island. It features mountains, lakes, rivers, beech forest remnants and rolling tussock country.

Most of the routes mentioned here are relatively easy to access and take the tramper into some wonderful high country.


Feature Value Info


North IslandHawkes BayTutira


  • Walking
  • Free


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