Waitangi Weekend: Jollie Brook Circuit, Lake Sumner



Grade: Easy

Event Status: Completed

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From Saturday 03 February 2024
To Tuesday 06 February 2024

Cost: $96


Trip Leader:
Raymond Salisbury

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Phone: 021 135 8739
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Easy 3-4 day riverside ramble in North Canterbury hills, following streams and flats. A good leg-stretcher. (Could easily be done in 3 days, depending on WX forecast, and fitness.)

DAY 1: Drive SH7 to Culverden, Hawarden, then inland up Lake Sumner Road along the Hurunui Stream. (5-6 hrs). Overnight at Lake Taylor. Explore this locale.

DAY 2: RE-locate cars. Walk from the Sisters Swingbridge; 3 hours to Gabriel Hut (4 bunks, free) then on to Jollie Brook Hut (7 bunks, $5/ea) = 4.5 hours total, plus detour to visit Lake Sumner (30mins return).

DAY 3: Jollie Brook Hut downstream to junction, then upstream to Cold Stream Hut (6 bunks) = 3 hours, inc. "frequent stream crossings."

DAY 4: Cold Stream Hut out to Jollie Brook Stream, then across flats to Sisters Swingbridge = 4 hours. Drive home via hot springs or coffee shops :-)

Total distance: 36km loop. Map: BU23.

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Map Series: BU23


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Number Registered: 6 , Trip Capacity: 10, Waiting List Space: 4