Walking & Tramping

Whisky Creek Track

70 Dolamore Park Road, Gore

Whisky Creek Track and Whisky Creek Falls got their distinctive name from the days of prohibition in the Gore District when illicit Whisky stills thrived in the Hokonui Hills.   

The lovely loop track goes through lush native forests and follows the old logging trail which was constructed along the course of the existing water raise used for gold mining in the late 1880s.  

Starting at the Dolamore Park carpark, follow the boardwalk section of the Dolamore track until you reach the signpost for Whisky Creek Tack. This 2-hour return track follows a ridge to the Whisky Creek Falls. On the return go via the Ian Gilchrist arboretum for a stunning tree display and unusual red-coloured rocks created by a coal mine fire. 

There is also an optional 45-minute side-track to Poppelwells lookout that provides amazing views of the Southland Plains.

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Great South
Last modified
Sat 18 Sep 2021
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