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Denniston has a variety of walking tracks that weave their way through the spectacular plateau landscape and through the remnants of the abandoned Denniston township. Stretch your legs with a 30 minute stroll or take a small pack and venture out for a pleasant half-day hike.
Enjoy a steep bush walk up the original bridle track completed in 1884 or take a pleasant stroll around Denniston's first settlement known as 'The Camp' and the Banbury Arch viewpoint. Wander through the old streets of Denniston township, passing by the bowling green and old residential sections with brick chimneys still evident in various stages of decay.
For the more energetic, pack your running shoes or bring your mountain bike.
What to expect on the walking track:
Further information about Denniston walking tracks can be found on the Department of Conservation website
Mountain biking is an increasingly popular recreational activity and provides access to different environments and challenging terrain. Denniston is the perfect location for mountain biking, offering 9 exciting rides. Track surfaces vary from gravel roads to rocky tracks and some short walking sections. All circuits have sections of track that range from Grade 2 (easy) up to Grade 3 (intermediate).
With its unique environment situated 25 km east of Westport and 600 metres above sea level, the Denniston Plateau has a fragile ecosystem and a wealth of human history, providing an opportunity high in natural, historic and recreational values. Responsible mountain biking will ensure these areas are cared for and that access is maintained for all users.
Further information about mountain biking on the Denniston Plateau can be found on the Department of Conservation website
Our thanks to the contributors to the Denniston Development Project