Swingbridge Mill Flat river 
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Introduction

Pack a picnic and head to the foothills of the Richmond Ranges to explore the native forest of Marlborough. Breathe in the waterfall at Mill Flat, cross a swingbridge and even taste some sweet honeydew.

Highlights

  • The sound of milling from the historic mill site has been replaced with bird song – what can you hear?  
  • Cross the swing bridge over a crystal clear stream.
  • Look for the trunks of the old milled trees.
  • Find a quite spot beside the stream for lunch.

Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Mill Flat.
Kiwi Guardians adventure map for Mill Flat

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 5,488K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word – write it down.

Getting there: Turn off SH6 west of Blenheim into Northbank Rd. Follow this for 25 km, turn into Pine Valley Rd. Drive to the end of the road, through farmland and pine forest (leave gates as found).

Claim your reward

Tell us the Mill Flat code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pen–cil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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