Callery Gorge Walk, Franz Josef

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Scenic Walking Area · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
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  • As of when we visited in December 2020, this track is closed due to land slides. You can walk until you begin to descend down to the bridge, but then the track is barriered off. 
    As of when we visited in December 2020, this track is closed due to land slides. You can walk until you begin to descend down to the bridge, but then the track is barriered off.  more »
  • We saw the sign saying this walk but decided to go as far as was safe. Unfortunately this was not too far, there is a barrier. Work needs to be done to stabilise the area possibly due to a land... 
    We saw the sign saying this walk but decided to go as far as was safe. Unfortunately this was not too far, there is a barrier. Work needs to be done to stabilise the area possibly due to a land...  more »
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  • Nice short walk to a swing bridge over the Callery River. Easy terrain suitable for most.
  • One of the interesting and easy hikes around Franz Josef, is the Callery Gorge Walk, This is approximately a 5 km return hike, that shares trailhead with the shorter Tartare Tunnel track at the end of the Cowan Street cul-de-sac in town. The hike is relatively flat for the first 1.25km or so before entering a more heavily forested area with a beautiful trail winding through large boulders, fallen tree trunks, creeks and root covered paths. Lots of rich green environs that at times look like something out of a Lord or the Rings scene. The trail ends at a beautiful short suspension bridge over a nice little gorge with deep blue pools. This trail took us around an hour and fifteen minutes. We hiked in light rain, finding the trail traction just fine. Overall, a good option for those looking for easy walks through forested areas near town in Franz Josef.

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