York Loop Track


The York Rd. Railway was an industrious place. House sites, crusher remains, waterlines, a sand trap and culverts can still be seen.

Turn left 100m up the track from the park boundary. On approaching the Crusher site take a two-minute detour to visit the site of the bunk houses and cottages. Return and walk past the old crusher site where the massive retaining wall remains. It was part of the building that housed the crushing machine and other works. Continue over the footbridge and follow the old railway embankments and water pipeline to view the sand trap. On the way you’ll see the rusting remains of the old waterline.

The sand trap is still semioperational and you will see the old valves. Follow the track to the embankment and then turn left. A little further on, the first sidetrack on your left takes in the river quarry where line segments are still visible. The second sidetrack takes you part way to the middle quarry which was closed after flooding. A large pile of spoiled rock can still be found there. Return to the fork and turn left and continue to the footbridge and a large clearing known as the Foot Station. You’ll pass old water flumes and culverts along the way. The foot station was the end of the railway line and the clearing was once a rail yard. A ropeway was planned to an upper mountain quarry but access remained by foot and horse-drawn wagons on rails. The track returns to the starting point via the old service road. 

Contact Details

Physical Address

2879 Egmont Road (off SH3 at Egmont Village)