This well-graded forest path follows a section of the old Bridle Track, the first link between Otago and Westland.
We recommend walkers use two vehicles (one at each end) or walk back the same way. Avoid walking back along the state highway as it is narrow and very busy.
For a longer walk, consider adding a side trip to Haast Pass Lookout (1 hr return), which starts on the other side of SH6 at Haast Pass/Tioripatea summit.
There are two car parks (Davis Flat and Haast Pass/Tioripatea summit), both located approximately 80 km north of Wanaka on the Haast Pass Highway (SH6).
The nearest toilet facilities are located at the Cameron Flat campsite, 10 km south along SH6.
The visitor centre in Makarora is no longer available. Contact the Awarua/Haast or Tititea/Mount Aspiring National Park visitor centres for visitor information, including trip planning, and track and weather updates for this region.
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.