NZ Journal Day 12 – PART TWO – Charming Creek Walk
NZ Journal Day 12 (11/20/16) – PART TWO: This afternoon we ventured up from Westport to the small township of Ngakawau to explore the Charming Creek Walk. Although well off the beaten path, this hike proved to be extraordinary!
The first of two long tunnel expanses which follows the old timber and coal railway tracks which mark the Charming Creek Walk trail.
A long forgotten expanse of rail tracks since undercut by a stream. End of the line…
Hard to believe this was once used as a timber and coal transport corridor. The track is narrow and somewhat perilous with water dripping from the overhangs onto the tracks.
Clara exiting a massive tunnel to enter a section of the trek called The Verandah, which treats visitors to spectacular views of the Upper Ngakawau Gorge.
The amazing and almost surprisingly intense Mangatini Falls, replete with a rainbow, as viewed from the Charming Creek Track, just before entering at dark 50m tunnel.