Discover some of New Zealand's finest native beech forest, as well as relics from the region's gold mining past.
Surrounding the historic west coast town of Reefton, the rugged and mountainous Victoria Conservation Park covers 209,000 hectares.
Waiuta > Big River Hut
Travel through gold mining country as you follow an old pack track to the Big River South mine, the St George Mine and stamping battery. Spend the night at the Big River mining township, where you will discover a wealth of gold minning history.
Big River > Inangahua Swingbridge
Journey past the Golden Lead Battery site and numerous historic relics, including coalmine trams, sawmills and abandoned hut sites. Enjoy picturesue views and changing forest canopy before crossing the Inangahua River Swingbridge.
This track can be walked in either direction.
Need to know:
Weather can change rapidly in this area, be prepared and check weather forecasts before setting out.