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.
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.
COVID-19 Level 2 - We will be open again starting Saturday 16th of May.
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.
Useful information about our unique & private alpine walking track:
A fee is charged which includes a track guide & use of walking sticks
- $10.00 per adult
- $5.00 per child (under 15)
- 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
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!