Visitor on the Bridle Track to Denniston
Image: Jeffrey Cornwell | Creative Commons



This track, also known as the Denniston bridle path, completed in 1884, makes a pleasant if steep bush walk.

8.4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

5 hr 30 min return Advanced: Tramping track

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 731 1895
Address 4294 Coast Road
RD 1 Runanga 7873
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