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CURRENT ALERTS
Mingha / Edwards car-park
Car parking for the Mingha and Edwards Valley access is now located at the Greyney's Shelter camp-site. Cross the highway then use the new railway underpass tunnel to cross the railway, follow the stop-bank to the valley routes.

Avalanche Warning - Mingha Biv
Mingha Biv is located in known avalanche paths. Avalanches could occur during & following heavy snowfalls, or rain when snow loading is present. It is advised not to use this hut during these high-risk periods.

Mingha - Goat Pass - Deception

TIME : 2 days, Highway 73 - Goat Pass Hut 4-6 hours, Goat Pass Hut - Highway 73 5-7 hours

FEATURES : Beech forest, rainforest, alpine pass, Side trip to alpine lake

MAP : NZTopo50: Otira BV20 (NZMS260: Otira K33)

ROUTE GUIDES :
Mingha - Deception route (east - west) (1.61MB)
Deception - Mingha route (west - east) (1.63MB)

HOW HARD IS IT?

You must cross lots of rivers, which, after heavy rain, rise very quickly. You must be prepared to wait a day or two for the rivers to go down. It is harder to get down the Deception in bad weather than the Mingha.

The terrain is rough and can take some people a lot longer than the route times.

If it is raining heavily do not depart for this trip, or do not leave your Hut or Campsite!

Note : New section of track in the Mingha River. This avoids travelling along part of the river which is a home to whio (blue duck). Please use the new track to avoid disturbing the ducks.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The trailheads are 5km east of Arthur's Pass and 20km west of Arthur's Pass.

Walk to Mingha Corner (5km), Pvt Car (not recommended to park cars at either track-head because of vandalism problems) or Hitch.

HUTS

Mingha Biv - (2 persons)
Goat Pass Hut - (20 bunks & NO FIREPLACE)
Upper Deception Hut - (6 bunks)

Goat Pass Hut
Deception River
<Lake Mavis (iced over)


AdventureSmart - Tell someone where you are going!So you have an enjoyable and safe time during your visit to Arthur's Pass National Park follow these 5 simple rules...

1. PLAN YOUR TRIP
Seek local knowledge and plan the route you will take and the amount of time you can reasonably expect it to take.

2. TELL SOMEONE
Tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. Visit the AdventureSmart Website to file an intentions form with someone you trust!

3. BE AWARE OF THE WEATHER
New Zealand's weather can be highly unpredictable. Check the forecast and expect weather changes. Check out the Arthur's Pass Weather Forecast here.

4. KNOW YOUR LIMITS
Challenge yourself within your physical limits and experience. Learn safe ways of rescuing others without putting yourself in danger.

5. TAKE SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES
Make sure you have enough food, clothing, equipment and emergency rations for the worst-case scenario. Take an appropriate means of communication.

For more information, visit www.adventuresmart.org.nz/land-adventures


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