2013 Cullen CreekWaikakaho Track Walkway

Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway

The Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway is an old goldmining track. The walkway takes in the site of the old Cullensville township and old mine shafts can be seen from the track at the Waikakaho end. Other clues to the area’s history, such as stone chimneys, culverts and walkways carved into rock, line the length of the walkway.

The Cullen Creek side of the walkway is very steep and visitors may want to begin at the Waikakaho entrance in the south.

Some sections of this walkway cross private land and visitors are asked to stick to the marked route, respect all signposted conditions of access and follow the New Zealand Outdoor Access Code.


Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway can be accessed from Waikakaho Road, off Kaituna-Tuamarina Road, at the south end or from Cullen Creek Valley at the end of Cullensville Road in Linkwater at the north end.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 5 hours one way
Length: 11km one way
Created: 10 March 1993
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.