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New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, Guided Walk Specialists

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

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