Charming Creek Walkway
Image: Miles Holden | ©


A section of Charming Creek Walkway is closed. Scenery and history combine in this walk along a historic bush tramway, with spectacular vistas up and down the Ngakawau Gorge, alongside an unfolding view of the Mangatini Falls. Located near Westport, it's one of our best short walks.


The Seddonville carpark to Mangatini Falls is approximately a 4 hour round walking trip.

  • Mangatini Falls
  • Views of Upper Ngakawau Gorge
  • Remnants of sawmilling and mining history

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This place is part of Kiwi Guardians, a conservation programme for Kiwi kids.

9.5 km one way

Walking and tramping

2 hr 30 min - 3 hr one way Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

Intermediate: Grade 3

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.



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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