The Mt Cass Walkway and the Tiromoana Bush Walk are OPEN.

For further information please contact Transwaste Canterbury: phone 0800 664 433

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Tiromoana Bush Walk

The Tiromoana Bush Walkway is open between 8am and 6pm (summer hours).

Duration of walk: usually 3 hours return
How to get there: Turn off SH1 onto Mt Cass Road, the start of the walk is approx 10km from Waipara Junction.
Intensity: A114b-Walking-Track-bw Small
Description of walk: It is about 4 km to the coast with a height difference of 280 m, and the walk usually takes 3 hours return. A car park is located adjacent to the Mt Cass Road, with three lookouts along the route providing spectacular views of Tiromoana Bush itself, including wetlands and forests, together with spectacular coastal cliffs, Pegasus Bay and Banks Peninsula in the distance.

The track leads to the remote beach where Kate Stream enters Pegasus Bay, with the option to explore further along this beach. The return loop on the southern side of the valley allows walkers to traverse through the heart of Tiromoana Bush and return to the Mt Cass Road car park via bush remnants and wetlands, with further spectacular views along the coast. This walk has a bit of everything, and offers rewards for people at many levels

Facilities available: A toilet is located just past the turnoff to the coastal cliff-top lookout
Important information:
  • No Dogs
  • No camping
  • No cycles, mountain bikes or motorcycles on the track

The walk can often be closed over summer depending on the fire risk. It pays to check before heading there.

It will also close 1 August - 30 September as it is a working farm.

 

Mt Cass Walkway

The Mt Cass Walkway is open between 8am and 6pm (summer hours).

Duration of walk: Moderately steep 2-3 hour walk to the lookout at the top of Mt Cass.
How to get there: starts from the car parking area 3.3km from SH 1
Intensity: A114b-Walking-Track-bw Small
Description of walk:

Most of the walkway is on a formed track. Reasonable fitness levels are required, especially for the top most section of the track. Sturdy footwear is recommended.Mt Cass Walkway was developed cooperatively by the Waipara Valley Promotions Association and Transwaste Canterbury Limited, with local people providing many hours of volunteer labour and donated materials. It was first opened to the public on 10 April 2006.

Facilities available: Toilet at Loop Track Junction.
Important information:

Because the walkway is on a working farm, farm rules apply to anyone who uses Mt Cass Walkway.

These include:

  • Keep to the track at all times
  • Watch out for farm vehicles
  • Use the stiles provided when crossing fences
  • Leave marker posts and markers alone
  • Do NOT drink water from the troughs
  • Do NOT open farm gates
  • No dogs!
  • No mountain bikes
  • No fires
  • No firearms

The walk can often be closed over summer depending on the fire risk. It pays to check before heading there.

The walkway will be closed annually at lambing time - 1 August - 30 September.