Wharariki Beach Track to Hilltop Track to Pillar Point Track loop in Puponga Golden Bay 3


Trails: Wharariki Road end Wharariki Beach Track car park – Wharariki Beach Track – Wharariki Beach – Hilltop Track – Cape Farewell – Lighthouse and Old Radar Station – Pillar Point Track – Pillar Point Track car park – Wharariki Road to Wharariki Beach Track car park.

Note: When low tide, walkers can enjoy the great view of Archway Islands on Wharariki Beach.

Car Park: Yes. Just set “-40.509097,172.68517” in your GPS. It’s very end of Wharariki Road and about 157km and 3 hrs drive from Nelson city center.
Public Toilet: Didn’t see it on the car park. May in the campsite or somewhere.
Weather: Check Weather before you go!

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Total distance: 13.26 km
Total climbing: 618 m
Average speed: 7.88 km/h
Total Time: 03:44:28

Difficulty Rating: 2.1 – E+
The “Total Time” is my time in Dec which includes afternoon tea time. That day was fine and the track was good. If you walk on average 3 km/h plus 60 minutes stop then the total time will be around 5.5hrs. We had a free ride form the Pillar Track car park to Wharariki Beach Track car park that saved our 25 minutes at least!

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Wharariki Beach Track to Hilltop Track to Pillar Point Track loop in Puponga Golden Bay

Wharariki Beach Track to Hilltop Track to Pillar Point Track loop in Puponga Golden Bay


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