Walking the length of the Richmond Ranges

  • 7 – 14 days one way
  • Medium/hard

A 7-14 day walk along the spine of the Richmond Ranges. Alpine tops, crumbling ridgelines, untracked bush & scrub, boulders of abrasive ultramafic rock - not for the fainthearted, but the challenge is well rewarded.

Key information
Walking time
7 – 14 days
Distance
120.0km
Type
One way
One way
Grade
Medium/hard
Crumbling ridgeline west of Richmond Hut requires care Thick scrub between Mt Fishtail & Mt Fell Steep & bouldery section over Red Hills All may be bypessed by valley options (see Te Araroa) Grades explained
Bookings
No bookings — open access
No — open access
Find it
Starts
Picton ferry Terminal, or Okaramio (SH6)
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Ends
St Arnaud township
Maps
NZTopo50-BR24
NZTopo50-BR25
NZTopo50-BQ27
NZTopo50-BQ28
NZTopo50-BQ26
Altitude
Sea level – 1,790m
Altitude change 1,790m

Details of this trip are given in two articles under 'More Information':

Route Guide: Richmond Ranges East (Picton to Okamario)

Route Guide: Richmond Ranges Wast (Okamario to St Arnaud)

Ether section could be walked alone. An alternative (easier) route through this country is taken by Te Araroa.

 

Map
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ID 8876

About this track

Added 8 January 2014 by madpommadpom. 2 revisions, most recently 8 January 2014 by madpommadpom.
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