The car park for this area is off the Aoraki/Mt Cook highway about 3.5 km from the SH 8 turnoff. The walk travels for 6.5 km along an old 4WD track.
From the park boundary sign it is 2.5 km to Baikie Hut which is a great picnic spot or overnight destination on the grassy flats beside the Twizel River.
From the Baikie Hut track, cross the Twizel River. The Gladstone Track continues up the Gladstone valley where it terminates at around 850 metres.
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.
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.
South Island ▷ Mount Cook - MacKenzie ▷ Twizel
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