Point Elizabeth Walkway
From the northern end, Point Elizabeth Walkway winds its way through mixed coastal forest toward the Point Elizabeth headland. From here, visitors can see south toward Aoraki/Mount Cook and north toward the Paparoa Mountain Range.
Visitors may also be able to spot Hector’s dolphins and New Zealand fur seals from the clifftop lookout, while native birds such as fantails, tomtits, grey warblers and bellbirds are plentiful along the rest of the walkway.
The track follows an old water race built by 19th century miners to sluice their gold claims. Much of the track formation also dates from this era, including deep cuttings that would have required considerable effort with pick and shovel.
No dogs. Mountain biking at night time only is allowed 1 April - 30 September.
How to get here
To reach the northern end of the walkway drive to Rapahoe on SH6 from Greymouth (about 11km). For the southern end drive via Cobden onto Bright Street, Domett Esplanade and North Beach Road (about 6 km). There are car parks at both ends.