Ship Creek

20-30 mins

1 Km


  • Ancient forest
  • Tall kahikatea
  • Overlook Lake Mataketake


  • By car: 1hr 40mins from Wanaka

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A forest walk which will make you feel like you've gone back in time, before humans roamed the land. One of the best examples of swamp forest.

A great little walk if you’re in the West Coast region. Get close to nature and walk through lush shaded forest.

On this track you will experience one of the best examples, here and abroad, of swamp forest. 

Getting there

The walk is signposted on State Highway 6 as you head along the West Coast towards or from Haast. 

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Ship Creek , West Coast

By West Coast NZ

It's an ancient, otherworldly place.