Waikakaho/ Cullen Creek Walkway

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The Waikakaho/Cullen Creek Walkway is an old gold mining 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.


The Waikakaho/ Cullen Creek Walkway is closed from 8 February 2021 until 14 June 2021, Monday to Friday, for forest harvesting operations.

This closure will only be in place on the Cullensville side of the track up into the Waikakaho Saddle. The track will be open on weekends.

This closure is required due to the inherent risks involved with forest harvesting, including overhead hazards, machinery, and tree felling. The track from the Waikakaho Valley up into the Waikakaho Saddle will remain open.

The harvesting contractors will install signage at each end of the track, and in the Waikakaho Saddle to notify track users of this closure and the risks involved.

How to get here

Access to the start of the track at the northern end is at Cullen Creek Valley from Linkwater.The track entrance is through private land. In the south the track begins at the end of Waikakaho Road.

Track Elevation

Map of Track

More information

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Page last updated: Jan 26, 2021, 9:35 AM