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Elder Hut
In clear weather, the Tararuas offer lovely views and, arguably, some of...
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Length: 41.3km
Time: Otaki Forks to Elder Hut via Mt Hector, 6-8hr; Mt Hector to Elder Hut, 3-4hr; Elder Hut to Otaki Forks via Waiotauru River, 8-10hr
Grade: Moderate
Kaitoke to Holdsworth Lodge
The eastern Tararua valleys offer sheltered tramping through fine bush,...
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Length: 36km
Time: 3 days
Grade: Moderate
Butterfly Creek
This delightful picnic and camping spot has drawn Wellington walkers for...
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Length: 1.66km each way
Time: 1-1.5hr return
Grade: Easy
Mid Waiohine Hut
There are a couple of ways to reach Mid Waiohine Hut, with the easiest and...
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Length: 12.4km to Mid Waiohine Hut
Time: Mt Holdsworth Road end to Powell Hut, 2hr; Powell Hut to Mid Waiohine Hut 3hr
Grade: Moderate
Pukeatua Track
A tramp to Pukeatua, 812m, on a clear day promises magnificent views....
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Length: 6.54km one way
Time: 6-8hr return
Grade: Moderate
Girdlestone via Mitre Peak
The trail to Mitre Flats Hut only gains 70m but with plenty of ups and...
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Length: 13.7km to Girdlestone
Time: Two days return
Grade: Moderate
Mid King Bivouac
The well-trodden track from Holdsworth car park begins easily, with the...
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Length: 29.5km
Time: 3 days
Grade: Moderate
Dundas Hut
The trip begins by heading into the headwaters of the Mangatainoka River...
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Length: 24.6km
Time: 2 days
Grade: Moderate
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