Wintery conditions on tramps
Tramps that head over high altitude ground now have fresh snow and ice! Alpine experience is necessary. Iceaxe & crampons should be carried!
Waimakariri Falls Hut
TIME : Highway 73 to Carrington Hut 4-6 hours,Carrington Hut- Waimakariri Falls Hut 4-6 hours
FEATURES : Outstanding alpine basin underneath the parks highest peaks.
MAP : NZTopo50: Otira BV20 (NZMS260: Otira K33, Wilberforce K34)
HOW HARD IS IT?
Because there are several swift rivers to cross you must have good river assessing skills. The track is poorly marked and the terrain difficult, however the route is straight-forward.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
This return tramp starts at Klondyke Corner 10km from Arthur's Pass Village.
Carrington Hut (36 bunks)
Waimakariri Falls Hut (4 bunks)
Anti-Crow Hut (6 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