Tracks

Pinchgut Hut

Pinchgut Hut via Mount Thomas summit, Forrestdale Road, and Whare Stream
Pinchgut Hut via Mount Thomas summit, Forrestdale Road, and Whare Stream
Track 2 days. Medium. Loop track.
A circuit route following the original track that goes to Pinchgut Hut from the Forestry block on the north face of Mt Thomas.
Wooded Gully - Pinchgut Hut
Wooded Gully - Pinchgut Hut
Track 2 days. Medium. Return via same track.
An overnight trip near Mount Thomas following unmarked trails to a comfortable hut.
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Track 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track.
An easy day walk or overnighter to a hut in the foothills behind Mt Thomas

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.