Kelly Range (Carroll Hut)
TRACK GRADE: Tramping Track & Unmarked Route
WALKING TIME: 2 - 3 hours to the Carroll Hut
FEATURES: Podocarp - Broadleaf forest, views down the Taramakau & Otira Valley, Alpine tarns, fault scarps, old gold mines.
MAP :Otira K33, 1:50,000 Click Here
LOCATION:Track starts at the carpark, at the end of the side road that goes in behind Kellys Creek shelter, 20km West of Arthur's Pass Village.
MAP: Click Here to open PDF File (660Kb).
DESCRIPTION: The track climbs steeply up through Rainforest, to the hut which is situated just above the scrub line.
A good base to explore further the saddle beyond the hut, with alpine tarns, alpine flowers and striking fault scarps.
Climb Kellys hill to the left of the hut for views all the way to the Tasman Sea.
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