Boundary Creek Track
The track climbs up an old musterer’s trail above an upland river gorge to reach open flats.
At the head of the flats, a silver beech forest by the forks provides an ideal campsite for overnight visitors.
This track is currently over grown and track marking is limited or non-existent; making this trip more suited for experienced trampers with good navigational skills.
Boundary Creek Track is the access track to the McKerrow Range by way of Boundary Creek. It starts opposite the Boundary Creek campsite on SH6.
Dog access: Dogs are allowed within Hāwea Conservation Park but owners have to get permission from Makarora River Ranch for access (this station neighbours the park).
Adverse weather: The weather can change rapidly in New Zealand. Hypothermia is a real risk even in summer. Be prepared by having warm, waterproof, windproof clothing and the appropriate footwear. Whiteout conditions caused by snow or low cloud may be present. Check the Mount Aspiring National Park weather forecast – NIWA website.
Be avalanche alert: This area has terrain that can produce avalanches that cross the track, usually from May into November. View avalanche information.
Private property: This track crosses private land. Respect the landowner's livestock and property: stay on the marked track until you reach the conservation land, leave gates as you find them and use stiles where provided. Livestock can be unpredictable – keep your distance at all times/go around if necessary.
No camping until the conservation area boundary.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.