Wilkinson Track

Kahurangi National Park

  • 4 hr – 6 hr one way
  • Medium

Cleared by DoC in November 2011, the lower third of the track is now easily climbed. Above this, the track climbs its way through mixed forest and is easily negotiated.

Wilkinson Track sign • By bernieq. Licence: cc by-nc-sa.
Key information
Walking time
1 day
4 hr – 6 hr
Distance
5.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Leslie River, between Karamea Bend Hut and Spludgeons Shelter
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Ends
Baton Saddle
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ23
NZTopo50-BQ24
Altitude
300m – 1,370m
Altitude change 1,070m
More information

One creek crossing (at 450m) would be difficult after heavy rain.  

Baton Valley • By bernieq. Licence: cc by-nc-sa.

The track to the tree-line is mostly steep, the only descent (40m) encountered is coming off the 905m knoll.

Above the tree-line, the route to Baton Saddle is marked by snow-poles.  Initially a push through Spaniard grass and a steep climb through more open alpine grasses, the route finally sidles across to the saddle.

Map
ID 6781

About this track

Added 1 May 2011 by bernieqbernieq. 4 revisions, most recently 24 April 2013 by bernieqbernieq.
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