Introduction

Follow the Terrace Walk as it winds through forest and goes by remnants of past goldmining operations. Take a torch at night to see glow-worms in the forest.

Track overview

1.8 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

30 min Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Terrace Walk.
Terrace Walk

This easy walk winds a short way along the bush-clad terraces at the south end of the village. The walk provides a good introduction to the rainforest of the Glacier Region.

There is no access beyond the bridge due to a slip and you will need to return the way you came.

Take a torch and explore this walk at night to see glow-worms in the forest, especially under and around large fallen trees alongside the track.

Getting there

The walk starts off State Highway 6, just two minutes walk from the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre and i-SITE. Park at the Visitor Centre and cross the highway – the track entrance (with a very small parking area) is approximately 50 metres south of ‘Our Lady of the Alps’ church.

Know before you go

  • Check the current track conditions and weather forecasts at the Westland Tai Poutini National Park Visitor Centre and i-SITE 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 0796
Address:   13 State Highway 6
Franz Josef Glacier 7856
Email:   westlandnpvc@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Hokitika Office
Phone:      +64 3 756 9100
Email:   hokitika@doc.govt.nz
Full office details
Back to top