The Track:

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

At the top of the climb you are rewarded with fabulous views across the Canterbury Plains to the sea. As you descend back down the canyon the track takes you alongside sparkling spring-fed creeks and stunning waterfalls, creating the longest tributary of the Hororata river.

A rustic covered shelter beside the lake blends beautifully with the surroundings. This is an ideal spot for a picnic or morning and afternoon tea. The facility provides a festive atmosphere and makes a wonderful venue for a catered function such as corporate dinners, company team building, birthdays and anniversaries.