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Waimakariri Falls Hut, Arthur’s Pass National Park

From Carrington Hut, cross the White River and join the true right bank of the Waimakariri River. This leads gradually north and up for a while before 250m of proper climbing. 

Waimakariri Falls Hut is spectacularly perched near the edge of muscular red cliffs and a yawning chasm, worn down by headwaters all concentrated into one channel. 

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Distance
20km
Total Ascent
940m
Grade
Moderate / Difficult
Time
Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hut, 4-5hr; To Waimakariri Falls Hut 2-3hr
Accom.
Carrington Hut ($15, 36 bunks), Waimakariri Falls Hut ($5 (payable to Canterbury Mountaineering Club), six bunks)
Access
From SH73, Klondyke Corner car park
Map
BV20

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