Robinson Saddle

Victoria Forest Park

  • 3 days one way
  • Easy/medium

Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel.

Head of Lake Christabel August 2010 • By glennj. Licence: C.
Robinson Saddle: Key information
Walking time
3 days
18 hr 30 min – 19 hr 30 min
One way
One way
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Robinson Saddle: Find it
Car park at bush edge, near end of Palmer Road, Maruia.
Car park at Palmer Flat, Palmer Road, Maruia.
420m – 1,300m
Altitude change 880m

Note that this track starts and ends at two points on Palmer Road 9 km apart. It would be a good idea to drop a mountain bike at one end of the track before setting off.

Above Robinson Saddle Sept 2010 • By glennj. Licence: C.

From the car park at the end of Palmer Road, a track skirts the farm flats to reach the Robinson River. It continues up to Mid and Top Robinson Huts, crossing Robinson Saddle on a poled route and dropping down valley to the Lake Christabel Hut. From here, the track skirts the lake out to Palmer Road.

Walking times:

  • Palmer Road to Mid Robinson Hut: 3 hours
  • Mid Robinson Hut to Top Robinson Hut: 3.5 hours
  • Top Robinson Hut to Robinson Saddle: 3 hours
  • Robinson Saddle to Lake Christabel Hut: 3 hours
  • Lake Christabel Hut to Palmer Road: 6-7 hours
ID 8579

About this track

Added 28 April 2013 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 1 May 2013 by bernieqbernieq.
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