Southern Crossing of the Ruahines

A track and river route crossing of the Lower Ruahine Forest park

Tamaki west Road to Stanfield hut Via Holmes ridge 2 hours An easy well marked track and 4wd track with a short descent to the river and about 20 minutes upstream to the hut.

Stanfield hut to Cattle creek hut 2 hours a quick climb out onto a ridge and then down to cattle creek

Cattle Creek Hut to Mid Pohangina 2.5 hours via the river. Sign posts vary about time from and adventurous 1 hour to 3 hours we did it in a comfortable 2.5hours be prepared to scramble a bit through a small gorge section and a steep climb out 15 minutes from Mid Pohangina.

Mid Pohangina hut to Pohangina Valley Rd 6 hours via sidle track I'm sure you could walk the river in about the same time but I would get sick of it fast. 30 minutes across farm land with a gut buster sprint up hill at the end.


Grade Easy/medium
Bookings Not available (first come, first served)
Time 13 hr – 15 hr
2 – 3 days
From Tamaki West Rd
To Pohangina Valley Rd
ID 7380

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Added 16 October 201116 October 2011 by bigpaulbigpaul. 4 revisions, most recently 18 October 201118 October 2011 by bigpaulbigpaul.
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