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Summer in Siberia

A hailstorm brews over Crucible Lake. Photo: Ray Salisbury / Lighthouse Creative
Time
Makarora to Kerin Forks Hut, 5hr; Kerin Forks Hut to Top Forks Huts, 6-8hr; Kerin Forks Hut to Siberia Hut, 2-3hr; Siberia Hut to Young Hut, 6-8hr; Young Hut to Makarora, 6-8hr
Accom.
Kerin Forks Hut, Top Forks Huts, Siberia Hut, Young Hut
Access
1hr drive from Wanaka to Makarora West. The Service Centre here has petrol, food and accommodation. A DOC Visitor Centre is nearby. Note: Considerable avalanche hazard exists during winter and spring. If the Makarora River cannot be crossed, parties can begin further upstream using the bridges on the Blue Pools Walk.
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