Lonely Lake - Fenella Hut

  • 4 hr – 8 hr
  • One way
  • Medium

11km route along the Douglas Range from Lonely Lake Hut to Fenella Hut

Lonely Lake Hut • By Briar. Licence: C.
Key information
Time
4 hr – 8 hr
Distance
11.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium
Route is mostly cairned, although there are a few places which aren't obvious. Grades explained
Access
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Starts
Lonely Lake Hut
Distance from you: ()
Ends
Fenella Hut
Other
Maps
NZTopo50-BP23
Lonely Lake and surrounds January 2013 • By glennj. Licence: C.

For most of the route there are cairns and a worn path to follow, although there are a few places where the route & cairns are not obvious so take care in poor visibility. 

From Lonely Lake Hut follow the non-maintained track that sidles up through bush onto the Douglas Range and the open ridge line. Follow the ridge, with the occasional optional sidle on animal tracks. Sidle across the scree under the western side of Kakapo Peak and regain the ridge, and then follow the cairned route that sidles on the south east side of point 1550 metres and Waingaro Peak to reach a bushed spur. Poles mark the turn off down a well-marked track to Fenella Hut.

Official track time is 6-8 hours, but it can be done in 4 hours with a day pack. Doing a day trip out and back from Fenella Hut is quite achievable.

Map 
ID 16299

About this track

Added 10 February 2017 by BriarBriar. 2 revisions, most recently 10 February 2017 by BriarBriar.
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