Dry Acheron Track established in Canterbury

A new walkway has been established in Canterbury to enhance access along parts of the Dry Acheron Stream to the Big Ben Range in the Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park.

The Dry Acheron Track is the first established by the New Zealand Walking Access Commission under the Walking Access Act 2008. Access to the track is via Coleridge Road, about an hour's drive west of Christchurch.

New Zealand Walking Access Commission Chief Executive Mark Neeson said the establishment of the Dry Acheron Track was great news for recreational walkers and others who loved the outdoors.

“Enhanced access to the Dry Acheron Stream and the Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park will help ensure more Kiwis can access the outdoors and see this beautiful part of Canterbury.â€