6 miles
941 ft
-1,285 ft
Avg time

Charming Creek Details

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    Both Directions
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This ride will take you through bush lined corridors, past rapids foaming with water in the Ngakawau Gorge, and over historic railway formations. There may be sharp or rusty metal remnants along the track.

Expect to dismount from time to time as you navigate the swing bridge at Mangatini Falls or when clambering up the rock steps by Irishman's tunnel.

For mountain biking enthusiasts Charming Creek was rated by the Kennett Brothers as a 3 star ride - highly recommended ride which they enjoyed.

This is a shared-use track.

Access Info

From Westport head north on Highway 67 for 32km's to Ngakawau. Alternatively head to Seddonville and turn right at the "Charming Creek" signpost. Follow the gravel road to the road end car park (approx. 10km's from Seddonville).

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More Stats for Charming Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -344 ft
  • Altitude min
    27 ft
  • Altitude max
    401 ft
  • Altitude start
    396 ft
  • Altitude end
    52 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Jan 2, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Icy
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1 Review & Comments

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flag rbarr (Jan 25, 2018 at 14:22)
 Lives up to it's name, a couple of hours through wonderful scenery. Appropriate for anyone, kids to elites, but need to be conscious of walkers. Can be a loop round the road through Seddonville

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