Te Weheka Walkway/Cycleway

Image: Lisa Mills | DOC

Introduction

Walk or cycle through bush from Fox Glacier township to a viewpoint of the largest active landslide in New Zealand.

Track overview

5 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

1 hr 20 min Easy: Walking track

Mountain biking

40 min Easy: Grade 2

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Cyclist on Te Weheka.
Cyclist on Te Weheka

Pick up the track on the left hand side of SH6 south of the Bella Vista Motel. The track enters the forest and follows SH6 for 400 m before turning east and heading into the Fox Glacier Valley.

Along this first section of track the Minnehaha Track leaves and then re-joins Te Weheka Walkway / Cycleway. Take care at the intersections with the Minnehaha Track – cyclists watch for walkers crossing!

As the track heads up valley it climbs steadily but easily before ending at a view of the largest active landslide in New Zealand.

There is no glacier view from this track.

Mountain biking

This is a shared-use track. Follow the mountain bikers code: respect others, respect the rules, respect the track.

Getting there

Te Weheka starts from SH6 just south of the Bella Vista Motel on the main road of Fox Glacier township.

Know before you go

  • Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre before starting your trip. 
  • Always take warm and waterproof clothing as the weather can change rapidly. 
  • Carry drinking water, insect repellent and sun protection at all times.

Contacts

Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 752 0360
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
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
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Address:   10 Sewell Street
Hokitika 7810
Postal Address:   Private Bag 701
Hokitika 7842
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