"Takes you places"
The route taken for this particular activity was as follows however there are other options within and beyond this itinerary.
At the locations indicated there are huts with bunks and also outside camping options if the huts are busy. You should carry a tent and your own fuel and cooking facilities which are not provided.
There are strict quarantine rules on entry to NZ. All food must be commercially packaged and sealed. No fresh food or personally prepared dehydrated meals were permitted at the time of this walk. Tents and gear may be unpacked and cleaned of any soil or dirt. Food is best bought in NZ. Good hiking supplies are available and NZ made dehydrated meals are reasonably priced. Check the current rules at the time.
RIVER CROSSINGS – Most ‘tramping’ deaths in NZ apparently are due to drownings when crossing rivers. Many walkers from dry places like SA haven’t a clue about when to or not to cross a river or how to do it safely. Rivers can rise and become a hazard very quickly. There are a number of river crossings required on this walk. Instructions are NOT given here. Do some homework and be careful.
The best time for walking in NZ weather-wise is, apparently, February but conditions can change at any time.
These activity outlines have been compiled from information provided by ABW members.
Their accuracy is subject to variations in individual members’ observations, climate and weather conditions, land and ownership, accessibility, national park rules and permits.
Members should not rely on this information but use it as a guide and supplement it with their own research as appropriate.
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