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Arete Hut via Bannister, Tararua Forest Park

Tiny Arete Hut on the Tararua tops. Photo: Peter Laurenson
Distance
32.8km
Total Ascent
3987m
Time
Kiriwhakapapa car park to Cow Creek Hut, 4hr; Cow Creek Hut to Arete Hut via Bannister and Arete, 8.5hr; Arete Hut to car park via Lancaster and Arete Forks Hut, 13hr
Grade
Difficult
Accom.
Cow Creek Hut ($5, 6 bunks), Arete Hut (free, 2 bunks), Arete Forks Hut ($5, 6 bunks)
Access
From the end of Kiriwhakapapa Road
Map
BN34
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Tagging the 1500ers If you’re looking for a round-trip overnighter and you’re up for two big days, Arete Hut is definitely worth the effort. It’s a two-bed charmer nestled in some...

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