Temple Stream - North Branch

  • 2 hr 30 min – 3 hr return by the same track
  • Easy/medium

North Temple Track. Cross North Temple Stream and follow the track up North Temple valley. The track has been washed out in places from high river flow. It generally keeps to the beech-forest margin and ends at an impressive cirque basin. Experienced trampers may choose to cross Gunsight Pass into South Temple valley.

Temple Stream North Branch • By JETNZ. Licence: C.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
2 hr 30 min – 3 hr
Distance
5.0km
Type
Return by the same track
Return by the same track
Grade
Easy/medium
Various wash-outs of the track to negotiate. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Temple valley car park
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Maps
NZTopo50-BZ14
Altitude
600m – 1,050m
Altitude change 450m
More information
Link
www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/mackenzie-country-and-waitaki/temple-valley-tracks/http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/mackenzie-country-and-waitaki/temple-valley-tracks/

A very pleasant day walk to a spectacular cirque which in recent rain would have waterfalls cascading down the steep sides below Temple Peak (2289m). Evidence of avalanche damage and hut is no longer there. 

Map
ID 13450

About this track

Added 5 October 2014 by JETNZJETNZ. 2 revisions, most recently 6 October 2014 by JETNZJETNZ.
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