Smoothwater Bay Track

Smoothwater Bay Track

Jackson Bay

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2 Rankers Reviews

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Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr

This track offers a variety of terrain. For the first 45 minutes it follows an old pioneer's track until the Smoothwater River is reached. The more adventurous will continue down this clear-flowing river, keeping to the riverbed. The reward for 40 minutes of wet feet is the beauty and solitude of Smoothwater Bay. Sturdy footwear recommended.

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South IslandWest CoastHaast

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  • Walking
  • Free

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heather newby's avatar

heather newby

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

My husband and I went on the Smoothwater bay track,The first part to the Smoothwater River was Ok but the second part to the bay along a track was seriously difficult! we had to negotiate slips and a multitude of rain swollen streams and what there was of a 'track" was mud sodden or sinking sand.I`m glad I did it however,, but I would never do it again. We were exhausted! It`s not a track for the fainthearted. I can`t imagine how the pioneers managed in that rain soaked wilderness.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Kerry Wood

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Remote and lovely.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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