Kirwans Track

Follow an historic miners trail through beech forest to Kirwans Hut nestled on the edge of a clearing overlooking the Paparoa Ranges. On a clear day you'll be rewarded with views over a sizeable part of the top of the South Island (including Mt Cook).

We stop at Maruia Hot Springs on the return journey to Christchurch.



Grade: Moderate
Walking Time:
11-14 hrs
2 days
Depart Christchurch:
7.00pm (approx)
Max Numbers:
7 People + Guide

Departs Daily on Request

Subject to minimum 2 people.




  • Return transport from Christchurch.

  • All food required on the trip
    (excludes breakfast on first day and dinner on last day).

  • Entry to Maruia Hot Springs Thermal Resort

  • Safety equipment and first aid kit.

  • Cooking equipment, plates/cutlery.

  • Tents and Sleeping mats (dense foam).

  • Maps.

  • Department of Conservation Hut usage/camping fees.

  • Your friendly and experienced guide.

  • Beautiful scenery and a great adventure.

Happy Hikers at Sunrise , Kirwans Knob

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