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Townsend Hut

TIME : 2 days

FEATURES : Seldom visited hut on the main divide, Rainforest, alpine meadows, views.

MAP : NZTopo50: Moana BU20 (NZMS260: Otira K33)

HOW HARD IS IT?

Not that hard, but......

You need previous experience crossing rivers, and the ability to follow your route on the map.

WHERE DO I START

Start at Aickens, 15km west of Otira

HUTS

Townsend Hut: 4 bunks

Townsend Hut


AdventureSmart - Tell someone where you are going!So you have an enjoyable and safe time for your visit to Arthur's Pass National Park, follow the Land Safety Code:

  • Choose the right trip
    • Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  • Understand the weather
    • It can change fast. Check the forecast and change your plans if needed.
  • Pack warm clothes and extra food
    • Prepare for bad weather and an unexpected night out.
  • Share your plans and take ways to get help
    • Telling a trusted person your trip details and taking a distress beacon can save your life.
  • Take care of yourself and each other
    • Eat, drink and rest, stick with your group and make decisions together.

For more information, visit www.adventuresmart.nz/land/activities/ or use the Plan My Walk system planmywalk.nz/home


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