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Te Ara a Waiau - Walkway / Cycleway

Walk or cycle through bush from Franz Josef Township to the Franz Josef Glacier car park.  This is a shared-use track.

8.7km return via same track.  Walking 2hrs on an easy wide track through native bush.  Mountain biking = 1 hr.  No dogs allowed.

The walking and cycling track starts from SH6 just after the Waiho bridge, running along the left hand side of the Glacier Access Road for approx 1.7km on a sealed lane marked for walkers and cyclists.  Keep off the road lanes.  It then heads into the forest on the left hand side of the road for a short time, before re-emerging and crossing the Glacier Access Road, and heading back into the forest on the right.  Take care to give way to all traffic and cross carefully.  There is a bike rack at the end of the walkway / cycleway.  There is no bike access on any other tracks in the area.

Please check current track conditions and weather forecasts at Westland Tai Poutini National Park www.doc.govt.nz


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