Hawks Lookout Walk

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The walk to Hawks Lookout is very easy and will only take you 15 minutes.

The rock formation along the side of the track look like small scaled models of mountain ranges.  From the lookout you look down the Riwaka Valley and out to Motueka and the coast.

Quick Facts about this walk

  • Location: Northern tip of the South Island
  • Distance: 0.40 kms
  • Time needed: 15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
  • Wheelchair Access: No
  • Route: Double back
  • Elevation: 600m
  • Wet Feet: No
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Mobile Coverage: Yes
  • Last Updated: November, 2019

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Points of interest along the walk​

Point 1: Hawks Lookout Walk – Start

A good place to pull over if someone is a little car sick. This is a very short walk, just long enough to stretch the legs. The rock formation along the side of the track look like small scaled models of mountain ranges without the trees, you could be back in St Arnaud standing on the St Arnaud Ranges. The track through the bush is quite stunning.

Point 2: Hawks Lookout Walk

The first few steps out onto the lookout will take your breath away. We were the only two people there. You could just hear a little noise from the road traffic, but the calls from the Tui’s were fantastic, better then a radio. The road you can see way down in the valley goes to another walk in the Riwaka Valley. The Riwaka Creek is a walk you must do.

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We’ve partnered with Macpac outdoor walking & hiking gear to bring you the very best products designed exclusively for our New Zealand climate. They’ll ship for FREE within NZ on orders over $100 (if under $100 it’s only $5). Worldwide international shipping is available except to the USA. Bulky orders will be $20.

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