Traverse the edge of the Rakaia Gorge and marvel at the spectacular geological areas.
The walk starts through forest before climbing to the historic, gorse-lined ferryman's track. Continue along glacial and river-carved terraces to a stunning lookout point.
From there, follow the rim of the gorge where you will encounter spectacular geological areas, including lava flows, before descending into a gully under a forest canopy to the Snowdon coal mines. The entrances to several coal mine tunnels can be seen here, along with the remains of equipment used for extraction.
Climbing back out of the creek, you will come to a junction where the walkway forms a loop. Follow the track to a lookout point.
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The track starts off State Highway 72 Inland Scenic Route on the northern edge of the Rakaia River, upstream of the Rakaia Gorge Bridge.
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