11 Rankers Reviews
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
South Island ▷ West Coast ▷ Punakaiki
Absolutely perfect track with miscellaneous landscape. Maybe on or two toilets would be nice on the way.
Great walk, alone in the wild.
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.
Walking along the river surrounded by jungle and canyon, not touristy, you can make long walks and even roundtrips.
4 hour walk taking in the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes then through forest and along river. Quiet and lots of different scenery.
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 ...
Nice river walk in rainforest.
Bullock Creek Track
Bullock Creek. Lots of rain - better in fine weather.
Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍