Route from Turnbull Biv to Mt White Road via True Left of Poulter River

  • 3 hr – 6 hr one way
  • Easy/medium

When the Poulter River is up a bit so that river crossing is inadvisable, it is possible to travel all the way down the true left of the Poulter to where it is bridged by the Mt White Road near the confluence with Boundary Stream in current conditions at the time of writing (June 2010).

Key information
Walking time
0 – 1 day
3 hr – 6 hr
Distance
13.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Easy/medium
Only possible in mildly flooded conditions or in normal flows Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Turnbull Biv
()
Ends
Mt White Road bridge by Boundary Stream
Maps
NZTopo50-BV21
Altitude
460m – 640m
Altitude change 180m

It will take about 4 hours to travel this route in slightly high river flows. At times it will be possible to wade some sections in the river to avoid taking to the scrub at the bank’s edge. In places where the river cuts in and is impossible to wade, cattle tracks are generally found within the bush.

 

The route is reasonable. Where massive shingle cliffs line the bank, it is easy to walk around the edge at the bottom though this may not be a good idea in heavy rain due to instablility.

 

We actually got to the bridge half an hour before a party on the true right, walking along the 4WD track just downstream of Pete Stream. Mind you, they had some height gain and we had the motivation of trying to get ahead of them so we could scrounge a ride off them to our car at Andrews Stream.

 

In case you don’t get a lift, you face a 17km road walk to Andrews Stream if that’s where your car is parked.

 

Map
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About this track

Added 7 June 2010 by HonoraHonora. 1 revision 7 June 2010 by HonoraHonora.
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