Walk through an historic gold mining area with mining tunnels, dams, sluice faces, tailings and water-races.

Track overview

8 km one way

Walking and tramping

4 hr one way Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs with a DOC permit only. Contact the relevant DOC office to obtain a permit.

About this track


This track can be walked from either end, but is easier going downhill from the old Callaghans township, finishing at Goldsborough.

From Callaghans, the track follows several steep ridgelines and water races, dropping down to the Shamrock Creek valley where the grade becomes easier for the final 1.5 km. The track passes many historic features, including mining tunnels, dams, sluice faces, tailings, and water-races.

Getting there

The track starts 24 km north-east of Hokitika, on Callaghans Road. 9 km north of Hokitika, turn off SH 6 onto Stafford Loop Road. Follow Stafford Loop Road for 13 km, then turn into Callaghnan Road.

Know before you go

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.


Hokitika Office
Phone:   +64 3 756 9100
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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