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Delightful two

Youngman Stream Hut sits near the Ashley River Photo: Shaun Barnett/Black Robin Photography
Distance
30.3km
Total Ascent
1544m
Time
Ashley River to Tarn Hut, 4-4.5hr; Tarn Hut to Youngman Stream Hut, 2.5-3hr, Youngman Stream Hut to road, via Ashley River track, 4-5hr
Grade
Moderate
Accom.
Youngman Stream Hut ($5, six bunks), Tarn Hut (free, four bunks)
Access
From Oxford, take Lee Valley Road to the signposted Youngman Stream access 4WD vehicle track, which leads for 3.5km to the signposted track start
Map
BV22
Youngman Stream Hut, Puketeraki Forest Conservation Area Mountain beech trees flecked with lichen rise on one ridge above the Ashley River, while tawny grasses flank the opposite bank. That’s the...

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