Tracks

Atiwhakatu Hut

Northern Crossing of the Tararuas
Northern Crossing of the Tararuas
Track 3 – 4 days. Medium. One way.
River walking, climbing through beech forest and travelling over tussock tops in the north of the Tararua Range.
Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit
Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track.
A good introduction to travelling across the tussock-covered tops of the Tararua Ranges, crossing the lofty Mt. Holdsworth on your way between Powell and Jumbo Huts.

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.

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