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

Download the pdfMt Cass Walkway Brochure & Map

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:  late July to October.