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Canterbury Alps Eastern Side

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

Tuesday 26 December 2023

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A through trip from the Andrews Shelter (near Arthurs Pass) through to Casey Hut - Poulter River - Roche Pass - Hurunui South Branch - Hurunui Hut - Three Mile Stream - Hope Kiwi Lodge - Windy Point on the Lewis Pass Road (8 nights), then a couple of nights in Hanmer Springs, with an optional day walk or two before returning to Christchurch

Flights to / from Christchurch

Shuttles to get to / from the tramp and Hanmer to Christchurch

Courier of end of trip clothes to Hanmer will be arranged

December 26 Fly to Christchurch, shuttle to Andrews Shelter, camp around Hallelujah Flat

December 27 Tramp past Casey Hut to Ranger Biv

December 28 Tramp to Row Stream and old Upper Cox Hut site

December 29 contingency

December 30 Cross Roche Pass and walk down the Hurunui South Branch Valley potentially as far as Stony Stream Hut

December 31 Walk past Lake Mason to Hurunui Hut

January 1 Walk to Three Mile Stream Hut

January 2 Walk to Hope Halfway Hut

January 3 Walk out to Windy Point, shuttle to Hanmer Springs - Kakapo Backpackers

January 4 Day walk in Hanmer Springs

January 5 Shuttle to Christchurch and fly home

Maximum number of participants - 11

Tents to be carried and used for some nights, some off track travel

To register, please contact Tony Walton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 027 478 5223.

Previous Trip Report of Note

Wanderlust March 2018 - Page 14 – website link


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.

The trip leader has the absolute authority to accept or decline you participation on this trip



Location Canterbury Eastern Alps