Spring Creek walk

Spring Creek walk

Mackenzie Basin


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15 Twizel

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Time: 45 min / Distance: 2.5 km

This is a small area of conservation land signposted off SH8 about 12 km south of Twizel township. This area protects 100 hectares of fescue tussock grassland, as well as a small area of Carex wetland. Once through the gate on the western side of SH 8 there is an old farm track that leads to the wetland area. The formed track finishes at this point but it is possible to wander around the conservation area and over to the far western boundary.

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.

All of the walking tracks described here are easy to access from main roads and offer fantastic views of the Mackenzie high country, with the exception of Marker Bay which ends in a nestled cove beside Lake Pukaki.

Some of these walks include easements through private farmland. Please respect the landowners’ rights by keeping to the marked easements. These are well-signposted and marked by orange poles. Please ensure all public access gates for walkers are closed behind you.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel


  • Walking
  • Free


Lisette X's avatar

Lisette X


Ranking: 8/10

close to blenheim and malborough wine region, nice quiet camping ground next to the river.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009