Check-ins

M400-1

  • Everything 6
  • Tracks 2
  • Huts 4
Oamaru Hut
25 March 201925 March
Oamaru Hut
Boyd Lodge
25 February 201925 February
Boyd Lodge
Stayed three days, didn't see a soul. Fantastic valley.
Peach Cove
27 December 201827 December
Peach Cove
Beware the stairs
Upper Whirinaki Loop
1 December 20181 December
Upper Whirinaki Loop
Track just been cleared and new track markers up, including large markers at river crossings. Saw two families of Whio with one and two chicks.
Daly's Clearing Hut
28 November 201828 November
Daly's Clearing Hut
Arrived here along the Mangakino Pack Track. This track is officially closed but you won't find that out till you get to all the Heli bags and half finished boardwalks about an hour out. Friendly DOC contractors told us there is supposed to be a closed sign at the Te Aroha end of the track, we didn't come that way so were surprised. DOC contractors told us the track is closed for a few months, check with DOC before coming that way.
Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks
Not very wet track, mud above the ankle at most 3 times, locals said no rain in 2 weeks. Trampers at hut on the Bell track nearly turned back because of mud however.