9.5 km (one way)
This is a dual walking/mountain biking track.
Hike along a disused railway line through tunnels, over bridges and along deep gorges. Enjoy native forest, waterfalls and sweeping views.
From the old mining settlement of Seddonville, this walkway follows an abandoned private railway line, once used to haul timber and coal out of the valley.
You will pass through old railway tunnels and over several bridges, with one offering spectacular vistas of Mangatini Falls. At the base of the falls, look for the large, daisy-like clemisia morganii flowers and the rare, native snail - powelliphanta - known for its shiny shell.
The sheer bluffs in the Ngakawau Gorge and immense river boulders of the Ngakawau River create a dramatic final section as the track nears the seaside town of Hector.
For a shorter option start at the Hector end and hike for about one hour to Mangatini Falls.
This track can be walked in either direction, follow SH67 from Westport for the starting points.
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