Walking & Tramping

Appreciate Nature

Discover the hidden sights of Selwyn on foot. Walking trails wind through the district within easy reach of every town, stroll at your leisure to get a real sense of the place.

Explore Lincoln’s history or venture further south to Harts Creek or Coopers Lagoon, where there are walks for the whole family. On The Little River Rail Trail, you can spot native bird species in the wetlands. The leafy shade of McHugh’s Forest in Darfield, the twisty tracks of The Willows and West Melton Forest Park are all great places to take dogs along too.

For a physical challenge, climb the valley for a great view of the Washpen Falls or walk through Rookwood Bush from Windwhistle. Learn while you tread the Lake Coleridge Historical Walk or stretch your legs to reach the lookout on the Rakaia River Gorge Walk.

For even more of a challenge, Selwyn’s high country offers longer tramps. Head up Peak Hill or join up with Te Araroa, New Zealand’s National Pathway. At Castle Hill, get close to the limestone outcrops or explore the 362 metre long cave at Cave Stream.

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