Your day, your options
Can you see those mountains in the distance but don’t know how to get to them? My Woolshed Creek Tour offers the perfect chance to see our rugged peaks, canyons and roaring rivers, all with a local Kiwi guide.
Woolshed Creek marks a full day adventure past rhyolite cliffs, historic mines and panoramic lookouts over remote Canterbury. Its accessibility and awesome surroundings make this a playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
The track is blessed with a mixture of terrain. After passing the first mining relics (great for some good family photos), the track opens up onto grassy flatlands often seen in some of our best homegrown films…you know the ones. Within an hour you’ll be at the top of the peaks with a complete view of the surrounding canyons, and even the view of the Woolshed Creek Hut in the distance which makes a fantastic photo in itself.
The cosy hut among rocky outcrops and a beautiful mountain river (good enough to drink, by the way) offers the chance to unwind under the afternoon sun, have a swim and lunch with a view.
The area is famous for its caving and dramatic canyons – there are plenty of hidden side trips around the hut, if you haven’t had enough adventure yet. Although the itinerary is in place to ensure a fun-well packed day, you’re always welcome to suggest more plans for your day.