We took the back way from Oxford to Rangiora to walk the Glentui Loop Track in the Mt Thomas Forest Conservation Area - one of the few DOC sites that allow dogs.
From the Glentui picnic area this track descends to the Glentui River then climbs a ridge on the other side. It links first with the Bypass Track, then the Richardson Track before returning to the picnic area after 2.7km. We also walked into the waterfall, an additional kilometre. We now have one very happy but very tired Lappie (pictured below stopping for a quick drink).