178 Main Road, Rakiura National Park

Ryans Creek Track links Thule Road and Kaipipi Road near Oban and can be walked in either direction. The trail takes nearly 4 hours to complete and winds, climbs and descends through coastal vegetation, giving excellent scenic views of Paterson Inlet (Whaka a Te Wera). A highlight is spotting wading birds feeding on mudflats at low tide at Vaila Voe Bay. Between 1861 and 1931 a series of sawmills in this area milled mainly rimu timber, along with some tōtara and miro.

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Last modified
Tue 26 Jun 2018
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