River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
An easy 40 minutes 1.8 km return walk downhill to cross an historic swingbridge and then back uphill.
Map Data: Google, Digital Globe, Department of Conservation (DOC).

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River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
We follow the River Walk Lookout track as it winds downhill. Until recent times, the River Walk led to the Cone Rock and Chalet Lookout Tracks but those tracks are now closed.

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
View of Fox Glacier.

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
Historic swingbridge. The DOC brochure describes how very long and old it is...

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
...and how reasonably priced it was back in the day. Hmmmm...

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
I like my swingbridges new, short and expensive.

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
This is the small carpark part way along the Fox Glacier Road. Now, we will head back to the carpark.

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
This is the glacier view again.

River Walk, Westland Tai Poutini National Park, New Zealand

RIVER WALK - Westland Tai Poutini National Park
At this intersection, we can either head to the Viewpoint or return to the carpark.