Explore the most popular river trails in Canterbury Region with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent view along the track! Beautiful blue/green river, snow capped mt, sheep...

hiking
1 month ago

One of the best tracks I’ve walked. Very scenic with the river, the rocky cliff faces all with the magnificent Mount Hutt in the background. Can’t wait to go back and walk it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent easy tramp. It has wonderful views of the river and the gorge, Weather was nice but breezy. the north wind cuts through like the legend describes. Towards the end of the trail the path was mushy wet so take care to not slip.

The trail is very easy. However it is really used for accessing the cave. If you do enter the cave it will be quite cold without a wetsuit.

hiking
2 months ago

Hard work to start, but the views are amazing! It's not 16 km. Doc says 2 hours up.

Beautiful walk with great views of the Mt Taylor range. A little muddy and slippery in sections.

walking
4 months ago

Amazing views, a bit muddy in winter even on a sunny day... however TOTALLY worth it!

Cave stream is a water based cave walk. There are some waterfalls that can be difficult to climb if you’re alone. Stay safe and check for recent rain to ensure water levels aren’t too high/currents aren’t too strong.

It takes approximately an hour of wading through water. Usually the deepest point is ~1.3m, most of the cave is only 0.5m deep though.

Challenging with a 360’ reward

hiking
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What a nice river ! The water from the glacier makes it completely amazing

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Amazingly beautiful river. Take a boat ride if you can.

hiking
Friday, April 14, 2017

This ones quite a challenge but well worth it for the 360 views of the lakes and mountains. Not much shelter on the way up and can get pretty windy, take a windbreaker jacket for sure! Well worth it

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fair to easy with enjoyable views and fun times. Did trail in reverse after accessing from Deception River side. Goat Pass Hut was a great night stay.

on Mingha Track

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This is a great overnight hiking trip up the beautiful and lush Mingha valley to Goat Pass hut. Return trip is easier being downhill.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

walking
Sunday, April 09, 2017