- Arthur's Pass National Park
- A four-wheel-drive track begins on the western side of the Poulter River Bridge along Mt White Rd
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Hike up the Poulter river flats for 5.7km and to join the Binser Saddle Track. The hard work begins in earnest now – the track climbs 800m to the saddle at 1085m. Once there, it’s just as steep on the descent to the Waimakariri.
There are superb views to be had of the golden river flats of the Waimakariri River. You’ll want to arrange a pick-up or leave a car at each end as it’s a fairly long walk back to the starting point.
During winter, this trip is rated moderate-difficult and ice axes, crampons, and good self-arresting skills are absolutely necessary.