The Constant Bay Loop takes around 15 minutes. It provides a great view of the rugged west coast, with waves smashing over rocks and cliffs surrounding you.
While this track is great for families there are exposed sections with drops, and children should be supervised.
Charleston is 33 km north of Punakaiki and 26 km south of Westport on SH6.
The track starts from the Constant Bay carpark, Charleston.
The area around Constant Bay is very exposed to weather, so dress appropriately.
There are drops next to the walking track, and possibility of stray waves.
A climber’s access track attaches to the Constant Bay Loop. It is not maintained, with many big drops. This track should not be used without appropriate experience.
Auckland and parts of the Waikato are at Level 3. DOC huts and campsites are closed in these regions. The rest of New Zealand is at Level 2.