The Washpen Falls Adventure Walk is on a private farm near the small settlement of Windwhistle. The walk takes about 2 hours for people of moderate fitness. Make it a longer outing by taking a picnic.
Finding Washpen Falls Just north of Windwhistle, turn onto Washpen Road (a gravel road) and 400m along you will see a Washpen Falls sign. Follow the farm road through paddocks until you reach an old woodshed where you can park and will find information about the walk. Here you can pick up a brochure to take on the walk. Adjacent to the woolshed is a gate marking the start of the track.
About the walk
An alpine walking track through an ancient volcano
Waterfalls and caves
Fascinating geology and botany
Views of the Canterbury Plains
Access is made easy by specially constructed stairs and boardwalks
A fee is charged to cover maintenance - $10 per adult, $5 per child (under 15).
Near Washpen Falls is another forest walk called Rockwood Bush Walk. It is also on a private farm and access must be prearranged.