This delightful short walk follows a stream through the rainforest - it's a great introduction to the forest for children with the added bonus of glow worms at night. It's suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Track overview

1.2 km loop

Walking and tramping

20 min Easiest: Easy access short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


This delightful short walk follows a small stream through the lush rainforest, and loops back to the start point via Te Weheka Walkway/Cycleway.

Glow worms may be seen in the forest after dark - take a torch to find your way.

Bikes are not permitted on the Minnehaha Walk.

Getting there

The Minnehaha Walk starts off State Highway 6, approximately 50 metres past the Bella Vista Motel.


Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   69 Cron Street
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Postal Address:   PO Box 14
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
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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