Hawks Lookout Walk
|Location: Northern tip of the South Island|
|Nearest Town: Motueka|
|Nearest City: Nelson|
|Length of tramp: 400m|
|Time needed: 15 minutes|
|Difficulty: Very easy|
|Route: Bouble Back|
|Wet Feet: No|
|Toilets: yes, in the car park|
|Mobile phone coverage: Yes|
|Date this tramp was last walked: 2007|
|Track quality: Very good
|Shops/restaurants: Very good shopping in Motueka township.
|Petrol station: In Motueka township.|
|Hazards: The lookout is perched over a very high cliff.|
|Driving Instructions: From Motueka drive north on highway 60 as if you were driving to Takaka. You will wind your way up and up the Takaka hill. On the right is a lime stone quarry, you can’t miss the white mark the trucks leave behind as they pull out of the drive. On the other side of the quarry is a gravel pull over. At the next corner look ahead, you should see the car park to Hawks Lookout on the left.
|Camping on track: No|
|Track highlights: Fantastic view of the Riwaka Valley and out to Motueka and the coast.
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Detailed track description for
Hawks Lookout Walk:
Hawks Lookout Walk - Start
Hawks Lookout Walk - Points 2
The first few steps out onto the lookout will take your breath away. We were the only two people there. You could just hear a little noise from the road traffic, but the calls from the Tui’s were fantastic, better then a radio. The road you can see way down in the valley goes to another walk in the Riwaka Valley. The Riwaka Creek is a walk you must do.