Allans Track is the most difficult of the walks from Te Wanahu Flat. Start the walk by following the Acland Falls Track. It is a steep and stepped climb of about 500 metres, after which the path splits. Turn left onto Allans Track.
From this point, the terrain becomes rough. It is undulating and narrow. Many sections can be muddy and slippery. You might find yourself walking through or side-stepping large puddles. There will also be roots along the path.
Despite the difficult terrain, the track is well marked so it is impossible to get lost. The forest opens briefly to overlook the Canterbury plains.
Once the track joins Deer Spur track, it is wider. This part of the walk is a steep descent so it is important to be careful after wet weather. The bottom of the track joins with Fern Walk. Follow Fern Walk back to Te Wanahu Flat.
You will be surrounded by native podocarp forest for the parts of this walk near the valley floor. Once you reach higher slopes, you will also see subalpine and alpine vegetation. This walk allows you to experience the variety Peel Forest Park has to offer.
Here is the map for Allans Track Walk – Te Wanahu – Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve showing it’s location in New Zealand. You can change the view on the map to satellite if you prefer to see an image of where the walk is instead.