Inland Pack Track

Inland Pack Track

Punakaiki

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11 Rankers Reviews

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162 Walking

2 Punakaiki

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A  bit of mystery up the Inland Pack Track
One of the viewing spots along the river

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The Inland Pack Track was created in the mid 1800's for gold miners to move through the area. It is recommended you take two days to walk it, starting at the southern end of the track nearest Punakaiki, and walking north towards Fox River.

There are no huts along the 25km track, and it is recommended that you take a tent and stay overnight in the Ballroom Overhang, where there is shelter from the worst the weather can throw at you. There are many river crossings along the Inland Pack Track, so a fine weather forecast is a must. New Zealand bush rivers and streams can rise very quickly following rainfall, and a swollen river should never be crossed.
Punakaiki River - Bullock Creek - Ballroom Overhang - Fox River Mouth

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South IslandWest CoastPunakaiki

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  • Walking
  • Free

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Kristyna

Czech Republic

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely perfect track with miscellaneous landscape. Maybe on or two toilets would be nice on the way.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Cornelia Stark

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very wet.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Caderet

France

Ranking: 9/10

Great walk, alone in the wild.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in February 2013

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Clare Cannon

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Awesome views, the middle just before you reach the campsite is the best. Be prepared for many river crossings - bring sandals! Do not attempt after heavy rain.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Christine Gschwandtl

Austria

Ranking: 10/10

Walking along the river surrounded by jungle and canyon, not touristy, you can make long walks and even roundtrips.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Amanda Wells

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

4 hour walk taking in the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes then through forest and along river. Quiet and lots of different scenery.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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TanyaSipling

United Arab Emirates

Ranking: 10/10

We chose this guided walk with Zane from Havenz in Punakaiki. The walk is around 3 1/2 hours long and has some amazing scenery. The rainforest is like a movie set and having a guide who really knows his stuff was an added bonus. Having the story of New Zealand told by a native who is obviously very passionate about history, geology and plants is something we would very much recommend. Shame it rained for most of the walk, but thats New Zealand ...

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in December 2010

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saraswitzer

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

Nice river walk in rainforest.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in April 2010

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Dale W

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

Bullock Creek Track

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in January 2010

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Ferth

France

Ranking: 7/10

Bullock Creek. Lots of rain - better in fine weather.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Nick Morrison

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