This track is part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail (Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails).
The walkway follows a historic power station water race as it twists and turns along the edge of a scenic reserve.
The walkway starts at the Landing at the northern edge of Lake Kaniere and ends at Kennedy Creek on the Hokitika-Lake Kaniere Road. The walkway contains two distinct sections:
The Landing to Wards Road Carpark (Easy: Walking Track)
This section is the easiest and the most popular option. This takes about an hour and is suitable for all age groups, and especially for families.
Wards Road Carpark to Kennedys Creek Carpark (Advanced: Tramping Track)
This section is a tramping track. It is narrow, uneven and very rough in places. This take about 3 hours and is most suitable for visitors with tramping track experience.
This track is also suitable for mountain biking and is part of the West Coast Wildnerness Trail. The stretch between The Landing and Ward Road is easy mountain biking, while the remaining section is more suitable for intermediate/advanced bikers.
From Hokitika head east 19 km along Lake Kaniere Road, this road meets the lake at 'The Landing'. The road forks at this point, the right road heads to 'Sunny Bight' and the other is Dorothy Falls Road which takes you around the east side of the lake past Hans Bay.
The Walkway is suitable for people of average fitness, but visitors must be aware that track conditions vary between sections.
For track conditions, maps, weather forecasts and more information on the area contact the Hokitika DOC office.
Auckland is at Level 4 and other regions at Level 2.