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South Coast and Lake Hauroko

You MUST obtain approval from the leader before booking for any extended multiday trip. 

Tuesday 04 January 2022

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This trip is rated as a Medium-Easy trip, tramping along the south coast as far as Big River, then returning to take a jet boat to Lake Hauroko, then back over the Hump to the starting point

Trip Full with Waiting List - contact the leader for more information


Tuesday 4 January 2022 to Thursday 13 January 2022


Jan 4: Fly to Queenstown, drive to Tuatepere to stay overnight

Jan 5: Drive to Rarakau carpark, walk to Port Craig Hut 6-7 hours

Jan 6: Walk on to Wairaurahiri Hut 5-6 hours

Jan 7: Walk on to Waitutu Hut 5-6 hours. 

Jan 8: Walk on to Westies Hut and side trip to Big River 5-6 hours

Jan 9: Return to Waitutu Lodge 9+ hours

Note: Jan 6-9 There are other walk options - Westies Hut is small so we will split into 2 groups, with one walking as per the above schedule, and the other getting to Westies Hut a day earlier, or others not going as far as Westies Hut

Jan 10:  Jet boat up Wairaurahiri River to Teal Bay Hut on Lake Hauroko

Jan 11:  Walk up onto the top end of Hump Ridge. Explore the ridge before descending to camp on the eastern side

Jan 12:  Walk out to road end. Drive to Queenstown for overnight accommodation or flight home

Jan 13: If overnighted in Queenstown, fly home


Tuatepere Tui Base Camp Jan 4th

Witutu Lodge Jan 9th

Queenstown YHA Jan 12th 


Start - be at Queenstown by 10.30 on January 4th

End - Jan 12th - book a late flight home from Queenstown 7.55pm, or Jan 13th, any time

Other Notes

Grade: Medium-Easy

Other Options: Discuss with Vicky

Maximum Party Size: Approx 10

More details and Costs: To follow

Contact: Vicky King Ph 0210 736 056 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Preparation: Because our Summer trips can involve longer days and bigger terrain than we Aucklanders may be used to, they do require a prior commitment to fitness and endurance training - especially in the 2-3 months immediately prior to the trip.

At a minimum this means multiple multi-day (ATC or similar) trips with some decent hills in them.

This will enable you to complete and enjoy your chosen trip and is important for Medium trips and vital for Medium-Fit and Fit trips.

When initially enquiring about a trip, ask the leader what sort of fitness will be required.