Follow in the foot steeps of gold miners and stock man who walked the Bullock track in the late 1800.

While admiring the outstanding views of the Teviot Valley, Roxburgh Dam and village plus the schist rock formations, the solid 2 hour climb to the top of the old man range will be forgotten.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: South Island NZ
  • Distance: 3.80 km
  • Time needed: 3 Hours
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Double back
  • Elevation: 894m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: No
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Bullock track walk way car park

Drive up the dirt road for 400 Mt. The car park is very small and mainly grass so be careful how you park your car.

The Kowhai Tree

After you have closed the gate, you don’t need a map, just follow the steep grass track to the Kowhai tree. Don’t forget to turn around and look back to the car park and enjoy the change of the Teviot valley as you walk higher.

Old Man Range

At the Kowhai tree the track is hidden by the bull rushes, so keep the fence on your left, walk for 300 Mt and you will see the track climbing up again to another fence line and a gate, plus you will see the first of four-track markers. There is a small muddy creek to jump over, if it has been raining the day before, it will be tricky. At the top, the road to the left goes to Mt Benger, the right goes to Mt Hope and out to Roxburgh. The track in front of you, Pomahaka Rd run’s out to the 1919 Junction Hut, a very old back country musters hut, built by Jack Howell, W.H Bain, A.J McPherson, and Donald McPherson. If the wind is too cold to put up with, hide behind one of the many schist rock outcrops. I took a pair of 12 power binoculars with me so I glassed the surrounding area while drinking a hot cup of coffee, I saw a couple of rabbit’s, but no deer.

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