Mt Ellis via Hunters Hut and out via the Wairoa

Mt Richmond Forest Park


Grade: Fit

Event Status: Programme

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From Thursday 25 April 2024
To Sunday 28 April 2024

Cost: $


Trip Leader:
Kath Ballantine

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Phone: 027 931 5689
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Day 1 We access the start via Inwoods lookout at 1020M.  Walk to Hunters Hut over Gordons Range climbing to 1519 on Gordons Range before dropping to cross the Motueka River (unbridged) to Hunters Hut at 850M. 8 bunks.

Day 2 Return across Motueka River and steadily climb to Mt Ellis 1615M. We cross the tops and descend to Top Wairoa Hut 820M (6 bunks). 12Km. 6 hrs.

Day 3 Drop into the bush and follow the Wairoa River L branch down to Mid Wairoa Hut. 6 bunks. This section has slippery sidles, steep drop offs and about 8 river crossings. 8km 4hrs.

Day 4 Walk out to cars. This section of track is not well maintained, there are steep drop offs, a couple of river crossings and likely tree falls. The track finishes at the Bike park and there is a 2km road walk to the cars  5 hrs.

The huts are small we will need to take some tents. I am hoping we can arrange friends or family to drop us off and pick up, otherwise. Track transport in Nelson could drop us at Inwoods Lookout for $60 each, cheaper if theer are 10 people.


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