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Beyond blue

Ascending Waiau Pass with Lake Constance below. Photo: Raymond Salisbury
Time
Sabine Hut to West Sabine Hut, 5-7hr; West Sabine Hut to Blue Lake Hut, 4hr; Blue Lake Hut to Waiau Pass, 6hr; Waiau Pass to Waiau forks camp, 4hr; Waiau forks to Caroline Creek Biv, 3-4hr; Caroline Creek Biv to Lake Guyon Hut, 5hr; Lake Guyon Hut, 5hr; Lake Guyon Hut to Christopher Hut, 3hr; Christopher Hut to Ada Pass Hut, 4hr; Ada Pass Hut to Lewis Pass, 4-5hr
Grade
Moderate
Access
From Nelson, Lake Rotoroa is 1.5hr dirve. Lewis Pass is 3hr drive on SH7. There's a regular bus service passing through from Christchurch.
Map
BS24, BS32, BS3, BT23
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