Introduction

This loop track starts at the Glentui picnic area.

Track overview

Loop

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

Dogs on a leash only

About this track

Description

From the Glentui picnic area this track descends to a bridge over the Glentui River then climbs a ridge on the other side. The first section is steep in places and there are a few major drop-offs before reaching the ridge.

The track links first with Bypass Track, then Richardson Track before returning to the picnic area.

This is a family walk suitable for people of moderate fitness, but good footwear is required.

We recommend walking in an anti-clockwise direction.

Getting there

About 5 km east of the Ashley Gorge Bridge turn left onto Glentui Bush Road. This winding gravel road emerges at the Glentui picnic area after about 2.5 km.

Know before you go

Note: Ashley Waterfall track is permanently closed.

Fire

Always take care when lighting fires and use the permanent fireplaces provided. Do not cut live trees for firewood. Use dead wood or the firewood provided. 

A fire permit is required for all campfires where permanent fireplaces are not used. During periods of extreme fire risk the lighting of fires and barbecues is prohibited, and some areas or tracks may be closed.

Wasps

Beware of wasps here in summer. Wasp populations reach high numbers from January to March each year.

It is recommended that forest users carry wasp first aid kits as a precaution. These are generally available from chemists.

Contacts

Rangiora Office
Phone:      +64 3 313 0820
Email:   waimakariri@doc.govt.nz
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