The Copland Track was constructed over a period of 12 years from 1901 to 1913, to provide a tourist track linking the West Coast with the Hermitage at Mt. Cook /Aoraki. The track lies in Westland / Tai Poutini National Park and is a key visitor site in the West Coast Conservancy, providing unique access into a South Westland montane, alpine environment and to the
hot pools at Welcome Flat. The Copland Track and Welcome Flat Bridge are actively managed for their historic values.
A historic baseline inspection of the Copland Track was carried out and this report written for the South Westland / Weheka Area Office, so all its historic values can be considered when planning visitor asset track upgrade work.
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