Southland

Southland

Long Hilly Track - OPEN

Northern Start
End of Ports Water Race Track
Southern End
Junction of Colac Bay Rd and SH99, Colac Bay
Distance
6km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care on roadwalk to Colac Bay
  • Weather extremes
  • Few water sources on roadwalk
Description
(North to South)

At the end of the Port’s Water Race the track joins the Long Hilly Track. Turn left here and follow the track down past a number of sign-posted historic gold mining sites to the car park on Round Hill Rd.

The Long Hilly Track is an extremely popular daywalk, taking in a number of historic mine workings from what was once the largest Chinese mining settlement in New Zealand, dating back to 1874.

There is a loop track available for day-walkers which takes 2hr15min.


Turn left out of the Long Hilly Walking Track car park and walk 850m down Round Hill Rd to the SH99 junction. Turn left here and then, after 4km, right onto Colac Bay Rd. Adjacent to this intersection is the Colac Bay Tavern where meals and camping facilities are available.

Map not available at the moment.

Extra Info

Accommodation

Colac Bay Tavern & Camping Ground - 15 Colac Bay Rd, Colac Bay - P: 03 234 8399 or M: 027 435 5872 - Meals, backpacker and camping facilities available.
 
Mahuru Cottage (B&B, Cabin - self contained or Camping) - 93 Roundhill Road - P: 03 2348922 or M: 021 0338883 
Situated opposite the Long Hilly Track Carpark. It has breath taking sea and mountain views with a variety of wild life.  Cash only or negotiate with the owners to do light jobs around the farm like weeding, mulching, gardens etc (nothing hard) for a couple of hours instead.
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided at Long Hilly carpark
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Carpark at Long Hilly carpark
  • Toilets at Long Hilly carpark
  • Accommodation Mahuru Cottage - see Trail Notes
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark at Colac Bay Tavern
  • Toilets at Colac Bay Tavern
  • Standard Campsite at Colac Bay Campground, adjacent to Tavern
  • Accommodation and meals at Colac Bay Tavern
Closest Town(s)
Riverton
Northern Start
End of Ports Water Race Track
Southern End
Junction of Colac Bay Rd and SH99, Colac Bay
Distance
6km
Time
2hr
Track Standard
Road margin   Footpath   Easy tramping track   Tramping track   Route   Mixed grade  
Description
(North to South)

At the end of the Port’s Water Race the track joins the Long Hilly Track. Turn left here and follow the track down past a number of sign-posted historic gold mining sites to the car park on Round Hill Rd.

The Long Hilly Track is an extremely popular daywalk, taking in a number of historic mine workings from what was once the largest Chinese mining settlement in New Zealand, dating back to 1874.

There is a loop track available for day-walkers which takes 2hr15min.


Turn left out of the Long Hilly Walking Track car park and walk 850m down Round Hill Rd to the SH99 junction. Turn left here and then, after 4km, right onto Colac Bay Rd. Adjacent to this intersection is the Colac Bay Tavern where meals and camping facilities are available.

Potential Hazards
  • Vehicles on road or track Take extreme care on roadwalk to Colac Bay
  • Weather extremes
  • Few water sources on roadwalk
Description
(North to South)

At the end of the Port’s Water Race the track joins the Long Hilly Track. Turn left here and follow the track down past a number of sign-posted historic gold mining sites to the car park on Round Hill Rd.

The Long Hilly Track is an extremely popular daywalk, taking in a number of historic mine workings from what was once the largest Chinese mining settlement in New Zealand, dating back to 1874.

There is a loop track available for day-walkers which takes 2hr15min.


Turn left out of the Long Hilly Walking Track car park and walk 850m down Round Hill Rd to the SH99 junction. Turn left here and then, after 4km, right onto Colac Bay Rd. Adjacent to this intersection is the Colac Bay Tavern where meals and camping facilities are available.

Map not available at the moment.

Extra Info

Accommodation

Colac Bay Tavern & Camping Ground - 15 Colac Bay Rd, Colac Bay - P: 03 234 8399 or M: 027 435 5872 - Meals, backpacker and camping facilities available.
 
Mahuru Cottage (B&B, Cabin - self contained or Camping) - 93 Roundhill Road - P: 03 2348922 or M: 021 0338883 
Situated opposite the Long Hilly Track Carpark. It has breath taking sea and mountain views with a variety of wild life.  Cash only or negotiate with the owners to do light jobs around the farm like weeding, mulching, gardens etc (nothing hard) for a couple of hours instead.
 

 

Requirements
  • Keep to the track
  • No litter
  • No dogs
  • No horses
  • No firearms
Environment
  • Take all rubbish with you
  • Use toilets provided at Long Hilly carpark
  • Conservation Area - No domestic animals allowed (i.e. includes dogs, cats or birds)
Amenities
(Start)
  • No amenities
Amenities
(On Route)
  • Carpark at Long Hilly carpark
  • Toilets at Long Hilly carpark
  • Accommodation Mahuru Cottage - see Trail Notes
Amenities
(End)
  • Carpark at Colac Bay Tavern
  • Toilets at Colac Bay Tavern
  • Standard Campsite at Colac Bay Campground, adjacent to Tavern
  • Accommodation and meals at Colac Bay Tavern
Closest Town(s)
Riverton