WORLD’S LARGEST WOODEN VIADUCT

The Percy Burn Viaduct was hailed as the tallest tramway bridge in the Dominion when it was opened in 1923. Today, it’s claimed to be the largest timber trestle bridge in the world.

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The South Coast Walking Track is one of the few public tracks in the South Island that is open during winter. Because it has no alpine section, it’s not subject to closure by snow so is favoured by an increasing number of trampers from all over the world. However, its year round availability is not the main reason for its popularity. Apart from the splendour of the Waitutu Forest, the track features a unique attraction, – the Percy Burn Viaduct. read more