Murchison Skyline Walkway

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The Murchison Skyline Walkway zigzags through mixed beech and podocarp forest, native ferns and bracken and broom covered slopes on the outskirts of Murchison.

The views from the skyline take in a number of rivers in the area. The largest of these is the Buller River, known as Kawatiri in Māori, which means deep and swift. The skyline also offers views to Kahurangi National Park in the north.


How to get here

Murchison is centrally located in the upper South Island on State Highway 6, being 2 hours south of Nelson, 2 hours 30 minutes west of Blenheim, 1 hour 30 minutes east of Westport and 4 hours northwest of Christchurch.

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Page last updated: Jan 5, 2021, 3:45 PM