Cave Creek.

Image: Shellie Evans | ©

Introduction

Walk down to the deep, narrow chasm of Cave Creek and be surrounded by moss-covered rocks and overhanging trees.

Track overview

4 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 10 min return Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

From the carpark, follow the track markers to the T-intersection. Turn right as indicated by the track sign and continue for 300 m until the stone memorial is reached. Turn left and continue to a signpost indicating the track to Cave Creek/Kotihotiho. After crossing a ridge, the track descends into a deeply incised gorge. The creek-bed where the track ends is usually bouldery and dry. In normal conditions, the stream emerges from underneath rocks in several places near here. 

Getting there

2 km north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre in Punakaiki, turn off SH 6 into Bullock Creek Road (a 6 km gravel road). Follow this to the carpark at the end.

Know before you go

Bullock creek road is prone to flooding, check local forecasts before going into the area and avoid if rain is forecasted.

Contacts

Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 731 1895
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   paparoavc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
Postal Address:   4294 Coast Road
Punakaiki
RD 1
Runanga 7873
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