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Makaretu Hut via Longview Hut, Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

Climbing to Longview Hut from the car park. Photo: Iain Galloway
Area
Eastern Ruahine Forest Park
Distance
18.5km
Time
9-11hr
Grade
Easy/Moderate
Accom.
Longview Hut (serviced, 12 bunks); Makaretu Hut (standard, eight bunks); Awatere Hut (basic, three bunks)
Access
At the end of Kashmir Rd, reached off SH50
Map
BL36
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Strike out up the hill to Longview Hut and then continue along the ridge past Rocky Knob and pt1174 until the track junction near pt1164.

Drop down Makaretu Hut. Stay the night or continue on the long day trip back to the car park up the Makaretu River North Branch, via Awatere Hut.

The alternative direct route to the hut along Makaretu River North Branch is 8.4km and should take 4-5hr.