Waikari Village Walks


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Duration of walk:  15 minutes of hill climb.

How to get there:  style on fence line along Village Walkway
Description of walk:  Keep walking up from the Village Walkway entrance on State Highway 7 until you come across the style on the fence line. Carry on up the track towards the water tank, there you will see one of the most spectacular views that the District has to offer. The mountains and geographical features are engraved on a plaque for easy reference.

Facilities available:  within the township, near the start of the walk: public toilets, cafes, pub, Stocks Reserve


Waikari Village Walkway

Duration of walk: 30 - 45 minutes

How to get there: Start location: on State Highway 7 opposite the Weka Pass Railway station
Description of walk: A picturesque walkway that follows the old rail line overlooking houses on one side and rolling paddocks on the other. The 2½ km long, wide track allows for walkers of all ages and abilities to move freely.

The choice of carrying on to the Village Green walkway or returning via the footpath on Princes Street is dependent on your time frame. The loop back through the village will take approximately 30 – 45 minutes.

Stunning views of the mountains are guaranteed.

Facilities available: within the township, near the start of the walk: public toilets, cafes, pub, Stocks Reserve

Waikari Village Green Loops 

Duration of walk: varies.

How to get there: starts opposite the village walkway on Princes Street
Description of walk: Across the road from the village walkway on Princes Street you will find the start of the course used annually for the Waikari Fun Run. There are 3 distances, 3700m, 7300m and 11300m.

These tracks lead through some of the old rail line and along local roads. Stunning views along the way amongst real country life is well worth the effort. Suited to all ages, but a little more effort is required for the longer distances.

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Information correct as at: 02 September 2023

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