Charming Creek Walkway
Image: DOC


Walk through bush lined corridors, past foaming rapids, and over historic railway formations.


  • Discover rail tracks, tunnels and rusty relics from mining and milling operations in the early 1900s.
  • Linger on the swing bridge and take in impressive views of Mangatini Falls.
  • Keep an eye out for fantails and South Island robins.

Get ready

Download the Charming Creek adventure map (PDF, 1,183K) 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: From Westport, access is through Seddonville, 50 km north-east of Westport on SH 67, then 10 km along a gravel road to the abandoned Charming Creek mine site.

Claim your reward

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

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil 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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