Leitch's Hut from Leitch Rd

Whareorino Conservation Area

  • 3 hr 30 min – 4 hr return via same track
  • Easy

A good trip suitable for people on their first overnight tramp. An easy graded, well benched, all weather track leads to a well appointed hut in an interesting clearing.

Track through to Leitch's Clearing Hut • By Haqii.
Key information
Walking time
2 days
3 hr 30 min – 4 hr
Distance
9.4km
Type
Return via same track
Return via same track
Grade
Easy
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
End of Leitch Rd
()
Ends
Leitch's Hut
Maps
NZTopo50-BF32
NZTopo50-BF31
Altitude
265m – 509m
Altitude change 244m

Sam-E's 2005 article in related information gives an excellent account of this trip except that we didn't find the book about Sam Leitch in the hut that he refers to.

Leitch's Hut Clearing • By Haqii.

 

Also there is now no track junction at the saddle. The northern track has been closed to protect the native frogs. The junction has been allowed to grow over and a sign requests that you do not go there.

Map
ID 4192

About this track

Added 6 July 2009 by pmckepmcke. 1 revision 8 July 2009 by pmckepmcke.
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