This walk departs from the Greymouth Railway Station at 7.30am each morning. Pre-booking is essential to guarantee that a guide will be available. Begin by walking across the Cobden Bridge into the centre of the Barber, and then making your way up the Lions Walk to gain views of the Barber as it escapes out to sea. Total time 105 minutes including the return to the Railway Station.
The climb up the Lions Walk is a short walk into the Rapahoe Range Scenic Reserve. You will climb steadily uphill through native bush-land before reaching a panoramic lookout with views of Greymouth the Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps. You will need good walking shoes and can expect muddy patches at some points, a reasonable level of fitness and agility is required.
Be aware that temperatures inside the Barber can reach below zero, and the wind can be forceful and cold. Please dress appropriately for the expected conditions.
All tours include commentary by professional storytellers.
We cannot guarantee an enhanced katabatic wind on any given day, but the Barber runs regularly from April – November each year, and periodically outside these months. On most days you will certainly feel the wind if not experiencing the fog and mist. If you do not experience an enhanced katabatic wind on the day of your walk, you are welcome to rejoin another Barber walk within the same week for free.