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Bush and Beyond

New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, Guided Walk Specialists

South rata in flower on the Heaphy Track

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-19th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 21st-26th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th October - 2nd November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 4th-8th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 11th-16th November
Old Ghost Road 11th-16th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 18th-23rd November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 25th-30th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 2nd-7th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 9th-14th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 16th-21st December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks- 29th December - 2nd January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 30th December - 4th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 6th-11th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 13th-18th January
Old Ghost Road 14th-19th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 20th-25th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 27th January - 1st February
Old Ghost Road 28th January - 2nd February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 3rd-8th February
Old Ghost Road 9th-14th February
Cobb/Golden Bay -birders 11th-16th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 11th-16th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 18th-23rd February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 24th February - 1st March
Golden Bay Escape 25th February - 1st March
Old Ghost Road 26th February - 3rd March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 3rd-8th March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 10th-15th March
Old Ghost Road 12th-17th March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 18th-23rd March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 24th-29th March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 31st March - 5th April
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 7th-12th April
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