WELCOME TO WASHPEN FALLS

We can't wait to show you the hidden gem that is Washpen Falls. Described as ‘a pocket of paradise where moa once roamed’, Washpen Falls is a conservation project that started 80 million years ago with a major volcanic blow.

WHERE IS WASHPEN FALLS

One hours drive from Christchurch, Washpen Falls offers unique outdoor recreational facilities in a breathtaking natural setting in the midst of a working sheep, cattle and deer farm.


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STUNNING ADVENTURE WALK

This fascinating walk starts at the Old Washpen Woolshed and takes you through an ancient Volcanic Canyon which is now a reserve filled with lush native bush and wonderful birdlife. This unspoilt area is easily accessed via sympathetically constructed tracks, stairs and board walks.


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Useful information about our unique & private alpine walking track:

  • The walk is situated on a high country working farm

  • Allow 2 hours (moderate fitness recommended)

  • The walk is a loop track

  • Walkable all year round except in extreme weather

  • Warm clothing & sturdy footwear required

  • Bring a camera!

  • Prams are not suitable

  • Dogs are not permitted

  • A fee is charged which includes a track guide & use of walking sticks
     - $10.00per adult
     - $5.00per child (under 15)

The beautiful scenery of Washpen Falls is featured on International Cinema

Z for Zachariach was recently filmed in New Zealand with many shots filmed locally here at Washpen Falls. Take a peek & see what you recognise!

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  • 590 Washpen Road,
    Windwhistle,
    Darfield, RD2
    Canterbury 7572