Big River Road

This article documents Big River Road

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Focus Map

The photos below take you start of Soldiers-Big River Road (just out of Reefton) through to the end of the road at Big River Hut and Big River Winding Plant

Soldiers-Big River Road starts out as easy gravel
Approximately 8km up the 4X4 sections starts
One of the old mining caves on the side of the road
Lots of tannin coloured stream crossings
Big River Hut in the background
Arriving at Big River Hut
By the hut there is a signposted 1km track taking you to the Big River Winding Plant
Inside the Big River Winding Plant

River Caution

To get out from Big River Hut there are three crossings. The river can rise quickly and become impassable so weather should be taken into consideration when planning this route

This is me testing the depth of the middle crossing after a night of rain staying in the Big River Hut

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Terrain Information

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