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Tarn Col via Hawdon Hut, Arthur’s Pass National Park

At Tarn Col with Mt Franklin beyond. Photo: Nick Groves
Area
Arthur's Pass National Park
Distance
14.4km
Time
6-7hr
Grade
Moderate
Accom.
Hawdon Hut (serviced, 20 bunks)
Access
Hawdon Shelter via Mt White bridge off SH73. Or at the layby 6km south of Arthur's Pass village
Map
BV21
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Tarn Col is a relaxed trip with sections of well-marked tracks and one hut en route. Spend the night at Hawdon Hut or camp in the East Oteake and climb to the col the following day. This route can be made into a three day journey by descending into the Edwards River from the Col and staying at Edwards Hut.