Sluice Box Track

Sluice Box Track -  Lake Daniell

Sluice Box Track

Lake Daniell

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The Sluice Box aqueezes through a narrow gut

Information

800 m return | 15 minutes return

The Sluice Box is a serene spot, just the place to listen to the gin-clear waters of the Alfred River as they squeeze through a cleft in the greywacke rock.

Access

The track is signposted 5 km from Springs Junction along SH7, direction Lewis Pass.

Head to the end of the gravel road and the camping area with toilets.

Track

The track is well-graded on the way to the bridge overlooking the Sluice Box.

This is a serene spot, just the place to listen to the gin-clear waters of the Alfred River as they squeeze through a cleft in the greywacke rock.

Geology

At Marble Hill campground there is a concrete wall constructed in the 1960s, right on the Alpine Fault. The idea was to establish a datum for measuring displacement following seismic shifts.

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandWest CoastReefton

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

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