Gold Strike is another large limestone outcrop on the other side of Mt Owen to Fyfe River Gorge. The approach is far less than the FRG, meaning there is no 'tramping' required to gain access to the crags. It has an abundance of tufas and flowstones and sports some of the best moderate limestone climbing in the country.
Photo of Claim Jumper, Derek Cheng
The trailhead is Courthouse Flat in the Kahurangi National Park. Turn of SH 61 at Tapawera. Follow road to Bushend Road then Wangapeka River Road to end. Gravel road not suitable for caravans. The Dart River crossing can be impassable after heavy rain.