Smithy Creek

Coordinates: -44.962390, 168.016740

Smithy Creek marks the end of the open Eglington River flats and a return to increasingly verdant forest. There are a number of potential places to stop before the forest and the wide open views rival the earlier Eglington Lookouts.

Smithy Creek is named for Harold Smith who surveyed the road through the Eglington Valley and also the section of road from Milford Sound.

In the Smithy Creek Area are several easily observed 'knobs' or hillocks after which Knobs Flat is named. Depending on who you talk to, they are either the remains of a landslide or, more likely, glacial in origin.

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