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Bush and Beyond

New Zealand's Kahurangi National Park, Guided Walk Specialists

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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 September
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 22nd-27th September
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 29th September - 4th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 13th-18th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 20th-25th October
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 27th October - 1st November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 3rd-8th November
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 4th-9th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 10th-15th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 17th-22nd November
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 23rd-28th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 24th-29th November
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 30th November - 5th December
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 2nd-7th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-13th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 15th-20th December
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th December - 2nd January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 29th December - 3rd January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 5th-10th January
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 7th-12th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 14th-19th January
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 20th-25th January
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 28th January - 2nd February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 2nd-7th February
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 3rd-8th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 9th-14th February
Kahurangi Lighthouse 10th-14th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 16th-21st February
Cobb Valley / Mount Arthur comfort tour 23rd-27th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 23rd-28th February
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 23rd-28th February
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 1st-6th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 2nd-7th March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-13th March
Best of the West Tour 9th-13th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 16th-21st March
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 22nd-27th March
Old Ghost Road Guided Walks 30th March - 4th April
Heaphy Track Guided Walks 8th-12th April
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