New Zealand


Waihua - Saddle Biv - Apiti Hut Trip

A really interesting trip in the Ureweras. The Waihua - Saddle section of this is untracked, the river providing good access but you have to make sure you go up the right branches.

The rest is all well marked but is overgrown and/or steep in places

Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 55m – 699m Total ascent 731m
Recorded distance 12.1km Total descent 893m
Points 374 Average grade 13.40%
Start 38.281129 S, 176.965003 E218m
End 38.210597 S, 177.000856 E55m
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 258m – 710m Total ascent 343m
Recorded distance 4.0km Total descent 594m
Points 139 Average grade 23.50%
Start 38.274290 S, 176.940188 E534m
End 38.281155 S, 176.964948 E283m
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
to Waihua
Elevation range 75m – 661m Total ascent 888m
Recorded distance 10.7km Total descent 671m
Points 312 Average grade 14.50%
Start 38.244139 S, 176.826452 E76m
End 38.277411 S, 176.888410 E293m
Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
Elevation range 258m – 545m Total ascent 383m
Recorded distance 8.6km Total descent 208m
Points 258 Average grade 6.90%
Start 38.277390 S, 176.888608 E364m
End 38.274601 S, 176.939963 E539m


Latitudes and longitudes use the WGS84 datum.
DescriptionLatitude (°)Longitide (°)
Apiti Hut 38.281154 S 176.964946 E
CampSite, 31-MAY-09 10:01:35AM 38.278503 S 176.918657 E
End of Pines, 02-MAR-08 3:11:10PM 38.261489 S 176.856535 E
Fork1, River 38.279970 S 176.899588 E
Fork2, River 38.277615 S 176.918637 E
Fork3, River 38.286166 S 176.925631 E
Fork4, 340 m 38.286409 S 176.931852 E
Fork5, River 38.277889 S 176.935284 E
Logging Road, Galatea Rd and Unpaved Road 38.244009 S 176.826496 E
Old Camp, 31-MAY-09 10:17:43AM 38.282015 S 176.921933 E
Old Sign, 30-MAY-09 10:14:14AM 38.261397 S 176.854972 E
Pukawa Stream, River 38.270016 S 177.002672 E
Road End, Ruatoki Valley Rd 38.199955 S 177.000825 E
Saddle Biv, Saddle Bivouac 38.274619 S 176.940031 E
Skid Site, 30-MAY-09 9:28:40AM 38.257730 S 176.844689 E
Up, 01-JUN-09 11:36:12AM 38.269435 S 176.994000 E
Vehicle Access, 01-JUN-09 2:54:13PM 38.210593 S 177.000863 E
WAIHUA, WAIHUA HUT 38.277469 S 176.888368 E


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