Cullen Brynderwyn Walkway

Walking Trail

5 hrs - 6 hrs, medium difficulty

About the trail
13.6 km one way. each way.

Dog friendly: No

Things to know

Potential Hazards: Vehicles on road or track, poisons & traps, farming operations, forestry operations, small stream crossings in paddock, few water sources, no dogs allowed.

From the junction with Cove Road, follow Cullen Rd up hill for 7.5km. The road changes from sealed to 4WD track (at about the 4km mark) and eventually intercepts DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway (a graded farm track). 

Note - there is forestry harvest traffic on Cullen Rd, generally operating Mon-Fri (and occasional Saturdays) 5am-4pm. Please observe any signage and traffic management instruction, partcularly when felling is taking place near the road. We recommend you wear hi-viz vest and/or pack covers.

Turn east and follow DOC’s Brynderwyn Walkway. You walk over a highpoint of 297m then past the Trig at 276m for magnificent views in every direction.

The track continues down a steep spur, skirts around gullies, into regenerating bush. The final 2.5km exits through a housing development onto Cove Rd. Please follow the marked route, including the short bush walk as you near Cove Rd (this is part of the access agreement).

How to get here

Northern Start: Corner Cove and Cullen Roads, Waipu

Southern End: Carpark at junction of Cove and Bream Tail Roads.

Maintained by Te Araroa

Source: Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa

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