Introduction

Tasman River is a large braided river which flows into Lake Pukaki. There are walking and cycling tracks in the area.

Track overview

3 - 10 km

Walking and tramping

2 or 3 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

2 hr Easy: Grade 2

Other activities

  • Horse riding

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Tasman River Track

Track category: Tramping Track
Time: 3 hr
Distance: 10 km

This track starts at Jollie River car park and finishes at Tasman Point near Chop Creek. Large glacial erratics (boulders) and rocky bluffs provide interest. On a fine day you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o Te Moana.

Horse riding

The track is suitable for horse riding although it's a lengthy drive along Hayman Road to tow a horse float to the start.

Mountain biking

Track category: Grade 2, Easy
Time: 2 hr
Distance: 10 km

The track is popular with cyclists as it's part of Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail.

This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

Mountain biker on the Tasman River Trail.
Mountain biker on the Tasman River Trail

Jollie Hut

Track category: Tramping Track
Time: 2 hr
Distance: 3 km

There is a pull-over area on Braemar Mount Cook Station Road to start this track. The track is initially a public access easement through private farm land.

The area is popular with hunters looking for tahr, red deer or chamois further up the valley.

Getting there

Drive down Hayman Road which turns into Braemar Mount Cook Station Road. Drive carefully as the road is gravel and stock may be grazing on road verges.

Know before you go

Map: NZTopo50 BY15 Birch Hill, BY16 Mount Stevenson

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