Bluecliffs Beach to Wairaurahiri

Bluecliffs Beach to Wairaurahiri

South Coast track


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10 Tuatapere

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Port Craig Wharf
Relics at Port Craig


Time: 10 - 13 hrs, Distance: 33 km (one way)

This track is best split into two sections: Blue Cliffs to Port Craig, then Port Craig to Wairaurahiri River.

The first section from Blue Cliffs Beach to Port Craig takes about 7 hours and is 17km long. It meanders along the beach and through old logging roads. At Port Craig you can stay at the old school house.

From the Port Craig school the track follows an old logging tramway almost to the Wairaurahiri River. This section of the walk takes about 6 hours and is 16km long. You walk over a couple of viaducts and private land. At the end of the tramline the track enters mature bush and goes down three river terraces to a clearing and the Wairaurahiri Hut.

You can also get to this track via the Teal Bay Route.This track can also be combined with the Hump Ridge Track as a round trip. Options galore!!


Feature Value Info


South IslandSouthlandTuatapere


  • Walking
  • Free


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Jarvis and Anja


Ranking: 8/10

Very nice walk, windy.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

DOC Managed

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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