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Landsborough Karangarua- Interim Trip - Medium Fit


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You are not booked on a trip until you have done all of the following :

1. Contacted the leader and received his / her OK to join the trip

2. Booked in online using the below booking form. Any questions, contact our bookings person on

3. Paid the trip fee into the ATC bank account 02-0100-0024675-000 quoting your name, the trip number and "Weekend"

Friday 15 February 2019

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Duration: Friday 15 February 2019 to Thursday 28 February 2019 (14 days)

An intrepid Medium/Fit trip crossing from the head of Lake Ohau over Brodrick Pass, up the Landsborough River then down the Karangarua Valley to the West Coast.

It includes an exposed climb out of the headwaters of the Landsborough River up to the Karangarua Saddle. The South Easterly aspect means that ice axes and crampons must be carried.


This is mostly a camping trip. Once in the Landsborough there are no huts after Creswicke Flat and in the Karangarua huts are 4 or 6 bunks.

Friday fly Auckland to Queenstown, overnight Frankton Motor Camp.

Saturday 8.15 am Intercity bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Twizel, arrive 11.15 am. Shuttle to end of Lake Ohau Rd. Walk to Monument Hut.

Sunday Huxley Valley Track to Huxley Forks Hut, North Huxley Track to Brodrick Hut.

From here on, the trip is weather dependent, with alpine passes, BIG west coast rivers, and potentially swollen Landsborough side streams to contend with. Two spare days have been allowed. Tentatively:

Monday cross Brodrick Pass to Creswicke Flat

Tuesday head up the Landsborough to Kea Flat

Wednesday continue up Landsborough

Thursday continue up Landsborough to under Karangarua Saddle

Friday cross Karangarua Saddle to Christmas Flat Hut in the Karangarua

Saturday Karangarua Valley Route track to Cassel Flat Hut

Sunday to Haast Highway

Monday, Tuesday spare days

Wednesday 9.15 am Intercity bus from Copland Track start to Queenstown, arrive 4.30 pm. Overnight Frankton Motor Camp.

Thursday 28, return to Auckland or own arrangements

Details: Contact Chris for more information
Flights: To Queenstown February 15th for overnight stay. From Queenstown on February 28th
You should book a changeable flight for the return trip
Transport: Queenstown - Twizel - Intercity - $32 
Shuttle from Twizel to the Hopkins - TBA
Intercity Karangarua to Queenstown - $55
Party Size: Maximum 8

All per person and subject to confirmation nearer the time
Transport See above
Queenstown accom - Frankton Moor Camp cabins for 2 nights - approx $70
Huts - Take around 6 blue hut tickets or an annual hut pass
Gas - Buy in Frankton / Twizel before departure

Shuttle - Twizel to Road end $60 pp

Leader: Chris Burnett 021 143 0676 e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Booking: Contact Chris
Payment: Chris will advise