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Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku, Seaward Kaikoura Range

Climbers negotiate firm snow toward the top of Tappy. Photo: Ray Salisbury
Distance
17.7km to summit
Total Ascent
2720m
Time
Gladstone Downs to Hodder Huts, 6-8hr; Hodder Huts to Tapuae-o-Uenuku, 4-6hr
Grade
Difficult
Accom.
Hodder Huts ($10, 16 bunks, c/– Marlborough Tramping Club)
Access
From the Hodder River Bridge at Gladstone Downs on the Awatere Valley Road. Permission required to cross private land at Gladstone Downs (Bev and Alan Pitts, 03 575 7471)
Map
BS27
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From Gladstone Downs, head up the Hodder River. The narrow ravine cuts through steep, broken hinterland, hemmed in by vertiginous, crumbling walls that rise to a slash of blue sky...

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