Adams Flat.

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Walk to a replica goldminer's hut and the site of the Adams Creek Workings.

Track overview

14 km return | 16 km return return via same track

Walking and tramping

4 hr return | 5 hr 20 min return Easy: Walking track
Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


Adams Flat

Time: 2 hr one way
Distance: 7 km one way

From the car park, walk on the old bridle track (Fenian Track) to a clearing known as Adams Flat, named after John Adams, an Irish gold miner who died in his hut on March 2, 1882 aged 49. A replica of a goldminer’s hut stands in the clearing. The grassy area surrounding the hut is a pleasant resting place.

Adam Creek Workings and Water Race

Time: 2 hr 40 min one way
Distance: 8 km one way

From Adams Flat, the track to the Adam Creek Workings site is a further 40 minutes. It is from this point that the track standard changes from a ‘walking track’ to a ‘tramping track’ and you will require sturdy footwear as well as a reasonable level of fitness and experience.

Getting there

Leave Karamea on Oparara Road and follow this for 6 km to the lime works. Turn into Fenian Road and follow this to the car park at the end.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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