Glendhu Station

Glendhu Station

Turning left onto Glendhu Road from Pahaoa Road will take you across the River and up to the homestead at Glendhu Station. From there, you can access the incredible beach north of the Pahaoa Riverhead.

If you intend to drive past the homestead, a 4WD will be necessary, as the road becomes a muddy track crossing fords and fields. At least, this was our experience after some recent and substantial rain.

Glendhu Station is not worth visiting in itself, another large sheep-grazing area, but it does give access to a little-visited and unnamed beach. A closed gate crosses the access road (the aforementioned muddy track), and a sign asks visitors to log in and out. There are also details of fishing and shellfish quotas. From this point on, I walked, but those with vehicles more suited to the varied terrain may pass through the gate and drive.

The walk to the beach from the homestead took a bit under an hour, though it may be quicker on a day with less mud to contend with. You track through grazing land, watched by cautious sheep, and end up at a steep and wild beach.

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