Wednesday, January 20, 2010

former railway walks in NZ

A customer has asked, in response to our post of 6 January on the Rimutaka Incline Walk, what other walkways along former railway lines there are in NZ.

As far as we know, official walkways are:-

* Most of the former Little River Branch in Canterbury (pic above)

* All the old Otago Central Branch from Middlemarch to Clyde

* Part of the old Nelson section at Kawatiri

* Part of the old Dun Mountain Railway in Nelson

* Part of the former East Coast Main Trunk through the Karangahake Gorge

* Part of the former Motuhora Branch near Gisborne.

* More of the former Wairarapa line alignment can be walked through in the Rimutaka Forest Park north of Upper Hutt.

There may be unofficial walking tracks in other areas.

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