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A spectacular valley

Douglas Rock Hut. Photo: Jo Carpenter
Area
Westland National Park
Distance
23.2km one-way
Total Ascent
1312m
Time
6-8hr. Road end to Architect Creek Hut, 2hr; Architect Creek Hut to Welcome Flat Hut, 3hr; Welcome Flat Hut to Douglas Rock Hut, 3hr
Grade
Easy/Moderate
Accom.
Architect Creek Hut, two bunks; Welcome Flat Hut, 31 bunks;  Douglas Rock Hut eight bunks
Access
SH26, 26km south of Fox Glacier
Map
BX 14, BX15
Douglas Rock Hut, Westland National Park A fat anticyclone hanging over the country provided the perfect opportunity for a spring jaunt into the Copland Valley. We figured it was late...

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