Paddy's Pinchgut circuit

  • 4 hr loop track
  • Easy

Mt Robert carpark to carpark via Paddy Track, Bushline hut, Relax Shelter and Pinchgut track - 4 hours. 575m up and down. Great lake view from Paddys and views of the area from the top.

Paddy's Pinchgut circuit • By MistaB.
Key information
Walking time
4 hr
Distance
7.5km
Type
Loop track
Loop track
Grade
Easy
Easy, but expect snow during winter. Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Mt Robert car park
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Maps
NZTopo50-BR24
NZTopo50-BS24
Altitude
850m – 1,425m
Altitude change 575m

Pinchgut starts off in mature large beech, then breaks out for open views for a while, until you return into the contorted high altitude beech.  You break out at the Kea shelter, and then it's a gentle lower alpine amble to Relax shelter for some great views. 

 

Paddy's sidles the hill and you'll make your way up via a steady grade track crossing scree slopes, with ever improving lake views.  Turns into a poled route for the last 3rd up past Bushline Hut where you may get to enjoy some shade during summer or shelter during winter.  Follow track and poles to Relax shelter near summit.

Bushline Hut • Standard Hut (DOC). Capacity: 14.

 

You will be in the snow during the colder months up here, which is why this is the way to the Mt Robert ski field.

Map
ID 4948

About this track

Added 24 January 2010 by MistaBMistaB. 5 revisions, most recently 1 February 2010 by MistaBMistaB.
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