Charming Creek Walkway

Point of Interest

4.6 from 3 users.


A portion of the walkway 10 minutes walk in from the Ngakawau carpark is closed due to an active and highly dangerous slip. Do not cross the barriers. Mangatini Falls can be accessed from the Seddonville carpark. The Seddonville carpark to Mangatini Falls is approximately a 4 hour round walking trip. 9.5 km one way. Scenery and history combine in this walk along an historic bush tramway, with spectacular vistas up and down the Ngakawau Gorge, alongside an unfolding view of the Mangatini Falls. Located near Westport, it's one of our best short walks. Mangatini Falls Views of Upper Ngakawau Gorge Remnants of sawmilling and mining history This walk mostly follows an historic bush tramway through the lower Ngakawau Gorge and the Charming Creek valley to the abandoned Charming Creek Coal Mine, passing historic sawmilling and mining remains. The gorge nestles among steep bluffs while below, water foams past immense boulders in the riverbed. Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

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Lat: -41.587029 Lng: 171.954764

User Reviews



Agree with previous. Walk is a bit shorter due to a landslide that cut off the walk. But this is the correct start point to see the waterfall. The 10 km gravel road to access is very easy and in good condition. Did it with a rental 2wd sprinter campervan.


viviand bastien

Nice place to stop with an Amazing waterfall at the end. 3 to 4 hour return !!


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