Photo of the week: Croesus Track

Department of Conservation —  28/05/2014

Snow blanketing the Croesus Track is today’s photo of the week.

The Croesus Track crosses the Paparoa Range, between Blackball and Barrytown, on the West Coast of the South Island.

It is a beautiful and easy walk—ideal for people new to tramping.

Croesus Track blanketed in snow. Photo: Jason Blair | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Originally constructed in 1881, the track is an old mining trail and features many historic sites, as well as a variety of vegetation, wildlife and panoramic views.

The track is now the premier mountain biking track in the Greymouth area.

Photo by Jason Blair | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0