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Black Hill Hut, Oxford Forest Park

On the track to Black Hill Hut. Photo: Marcus King
Area
Oxford Forest
Distance
12-13km approximately (one way)
Time
5hr
Grade
Easy/Moderate
Accom.
Black Hill Hut
Access
From Oxford, turn left off Ashley Gorge Road onto Lees Valley Road and follow it through the gorge to near Pember Station where a DOC sign indicates legal access up the Townshend River.
Map
BW22
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Black Hill is located at the bushline and is popular with Cantabrians. Forest on the Puketeraki Range is still extensive, but only a remnant of what was a much larger Harewood forest, full of beech and podocarps, most of which was cut for settlement from the 1850s on.