Take a day trip into Big River via mountain bike, 4WD or tramping. Stay in the DOC hut and make a weekend of it by continuing through to Waiuta and exploring the history of the mining town remains.
Big River offers lots to explore, 4WD drive in then tramp into the many gullies offering big hunting opportunities or search for old mining memorabilia.
For the thrill seeking mountain bikers; Big River to Waiuta offers a grade 4, 55km track. This track offers an exciting adventure, rewarding those brave enough to tackle it with the interesting abandoned mining township of Waiuta.