View of sea from lookout
Image: Deb Hogan | DOC


Walk in the footsteps of historic gold miners and strike it rich with stunning sea views, iconic West Coast bush and wildlife.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for birds and lizards in the lush, shady bush.
  • Listen for waves thundering into hidden caves.
  • Search from the lookout point for whales, seabirds and seals / kekeno.
  • Imagine the 1860s miners in their quest for gold and the toil and hardship they put into building this track, and nearby features, by hand.

Get ready

Download the Point Elizabeth adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) 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: Point Elizabeth

To reach the northern end of the Point Elizabeth Walkway from Greymouth, drive north to Rapahoe on SH6 (about 11km) and turn left just before the Seven Mile Creek / Waimatuku bridge. The carpark is about 100m down a gravel drive.

To reach the southern end, go through Cobden on Bright Street. Turn right onto Domett Esplanade and travel to the end; it will become North Beach Road along the way (about 6.5 km from the Greymouth town centre).

There are car parks at both ends.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Point Elizabeth 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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