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.

Access through private land on Waiohine Valley Road to the start of the Mt Reeves Track/Centre of New Zealand Walk is currently closed until further notice. Alternative access to the track is possible via Waiohine Gorge Road and the swingbridge, however please note this track is not currently marked or maintained by DOC, and is not accessible during/after heavy rainfall due to stream crossing required therefore is used at own risk. Please respect the closure of access via private farmland on Waiohine Valley Road while we work on securing suitable access long term.

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.