Centre of New Zealand Walk

At the Plaque marking the Centre of New Zealand

The centre of the extended continental shelf of New Zealand is pinpointed in the Tararua Range on Mt Reeves Track, and is a moderately difficult walk not far from Greytown, that takes around 5-7 hours.

A plaque just off to the side of the track says you have arrived.

If you are an experienced tramper you could extend a walk past the centre of New Zealand with a night in Tutawai Hut and/or Cone Hut and make this a loop walk.

Mt Reeves Track starts in the Waiohine Gorge, on the Waiohine ‘Valley’ Road, about 10km from Greytown. Park in the carpark at the end of Waiohine Valley Road and follow the Mt Reeves track on foot for about 6km.

The track is well-marked with orange DOC triangles and a reasonable level of fitness and good footwear are recommended.

See a short Youtube video about the centre of the extended continental shelf of New Zealand project here.

Learn about other walks in the Tararua Ranges, and around the Wairarapa here.