Long Hilly Track
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 Road.
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 2 hours 15 minutes.
Turn left out of the Long Hilly Walking Track car park and walk 850m down Round Hill Road to the SH99 junction. Turn left here and then, after 4km, right onto Colac Bay Road. Adjacent to this intersection is the Colac Bay Tavern where meals and camping facilities are available.
- Vehicles on road or track. Take extreme care on roadwalk to Colac Bay
- Weather extremes
- Few water sources on roadwalk
How to get here
Northern Start: End of Ports Water Race Track
Southern End: Junction of Colac Bay Road and SH99, Colac Bay
Map of Track
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