Fox River/Dilemma Creek Junction.

Image: R Rossiter | DOC

Introduction

Experience some of the finest features of Paparoa National Park.

Track overview

25 km one way

Walking and tramping

2-3 days Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Built in 1867 during the gold rush to avoid dangerous coastal travel, the track gives access to some of the finest features of Paparoa National Park. There are no huts along the way, but there is sheltered camping under the Ballroom Overhang, where there is a toilet.

Getting there

Start from the end of Waikori Road, 800 m south of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre, or from the Pororari River Track car park, 1 km north of the Paparoa National Park Visitor Centre.

Know before you go

This track is recommended for experienced trampers only.

Numerous river and creek crossings are dangerous in flood. Check the Buller rural weather forecast before you go.

Many of the structures between Bullock Creek farm and Fossil Creek are damaged and slippery – take extra care walking this section. Walkers will also have to negotiate fallen trees along Fossil Creek – allow extra time.

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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