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Bush and Beyond

New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, Guided Walk Specialists

A classic walk

Asbestos Cottage Day Walk

Asbestos Cottage, Kahurangi National Park
Asbestos Cottage, Kahurangi National Park

Duration: Day Walk

Fitness: Easy to average fitness level

This walk is a particular favorite for anyone interested on the history of the famous "Asbestos Cottage" and the two legendary characters, Annie and Henry Chaffey, who lived here near a former asbestos mine in isolation for almost 40 years. This was an amazing story of love and endurance.

The walk begins on the road to the Cobb Valley, and follows a graded former road through dense beech forest to old mine diggings, then continues over a rougher walking track, passing through interesting geological features and open manuka and lancewood groves. Fine views can be had of the Takaka River valley far below.

Contact us now about a guided one day walk to visit Asbestos Cottage

Contact us now about a guided one day walk to visit Asbestos Cottage

Upcoming Guided Walks

Heaphy Track Guided Walks 15th-20th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 22nd-27th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 29th October - 3rd November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 5th-10th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 12th-17th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 19th-24th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 26th November - 1st December
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Cobb Comfort 4th-8th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 10th-15th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th December - 2nd January
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Heaphy Track Guided Walks 7th-12th January
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Kahurangi Lighthouse Tour 22nd-26th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th January - 2nd February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 4th-9th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 11th-16th February
Old Ghost Road 11th-16th February
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Heaphy Track Guided Walks 25th February - 2nd March
Golden Bay Escape 25th-28th February
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Heaphy Track Guided Walks 18th-23rd March
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