The Washpen Falls track takes you through a canyon formed by an ancient volcano, thick in native bush and full of bird song.
The Washpen Falls track takes you through a canyon formed by an ancient volcano, thick in native bush and full of bird song. You’ll see waterfalls, caves and panoramic views of the Canterbury Plains. The round trip takes about 2 hours, but you can spend longer admiring the views or take a picnic. Admission charges apply via an honesty box to assist with track maintenance.
Signposted from Washpen Road near Windwhistle, this walk is on private land and is open to the public all year around.A comprehensive track guide is available at the entrance to take with you.
A shelter is also situated at the end of the walking track. It is suitable for ‘bring your own’ picnics, or hired for parties or work functions. Accommodation can be booked at Washpen Chalet, which has three bedrooms, a full dry kitchen, bathroom, and a living room with an open fireplace. Visitors can contact the owners for more information by visiting their website.
- No dogs permitted
- 2 - 3 hours return
- 3 to 4 kilometres
- Medium intensity
Start at 590 Washpen Road.