Upper Waimakariri / Carrington Hut
TIME : 2-3 hours to Anti Crow Hut, 4-6 hours State highway- Carrington Hut
FEATURES : Braided river, beech forest, high mountains
MAP : NZTopo50: Otira BV20 (NZMS 260: Otira K33, Wilberforce K34)
HOW HARD IS IT?
The route to Carrington Hut is flat, but you are walking over rocks. There are several rivers to cross apart from the Waimakariri River. If there has been heavy rain recently these side rivers can be difficult to cross. Some river reading skills are essential.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Walk to Klondyke Corner (8km), Pvt Car, or Hitch.
Carrington Hut : 36 bunks
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