Carroll Hut / Kelly Range
TIME : 3 hours uphill to Carroll Hut, 7 hours to Taipo River and SH73
FEATURES : On a fine day, great views to the sea and endless mountain ranges. Alpine meadows, fault scarps. Kellys Hill
MAP : NZTopo50: Moana BU20 (NZMS260: Otira K33)
HOW HARD IS IT?
The track to Carroll Hut is steep, but well marked. There are no rivers to cross. Suitable when there is no cloud in the west.
The track to the Taipo is easy to follow in good visibility but extremely difficult in bad visibility.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The track begins 17km west. Catch the Coast to Coast Bus from Arthur's Pass (10.30am), Pvt Car, or Hitch.
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