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Explore Selwyn: Dracophyllum Flat Track

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The Dracophyllum Flat Track hosts a variety of native flora, stunning views and local birdlife. It winds through the Craigieburn Forest Park, climbing part-way up the mountain ranges to an open grassy plain with a 360 degree view of nearby mountains.

Along the way stop off at the popular picnic site, sheltered by red-brown Dracophyllum, native tussock and bordered by the flowing Broken River. After your picnic, cross the river on the pole bridge, stop for a great photo opportunity, and then head up the track for five minutes to the clearing.

The track is mostly well-formed, however some sections can be muddy or rough so we recommend sturdy walking shoes or light tramping shoes. The track is gradually sloped however there are some steep sections.

Time: 45 minutes one way

Elevation: 1840m

Difficulty: Medium, not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Dogs on leash are permitted.

How to get there: The track starts part way up Craigieburn Park Road, park in the picnic area and walk up. The picnic area is signposted from SH73. It is located about 1 hour 20 minutes from Rolleston or around an hour from Darfield.

View on the track

Last Changed: 17 Jul 2017

 

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