(Note: camping around the hut could be required, so some should bring a tent, bivvy bag and/or fly)
- Start at Makahu Saddle with overnight packs, Kaweka J via normal route up and to Studholme Saddle (4); standard hut has 4 bunks
- Mackintosh direct (3) or via Kaiatahi-Tits (6.5); standard hut has 8 bunks
- Return to Makahu Saddle (3.5) and drive van around to Lakes carpark (2.5) total 6hrs.
Expected to be back home by 8pm on Monday 28 Oct.
Come prepared for all sorts of weather and have multiple layers as well as rain/wind jacket, gaiters, sun cap/hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes and beanies, insect repellent.
No snow or ice is expected, but rain and wind can be an issue.
All the usual overnight gear (refer website) is required, as well as tents/fly as indicated.
The terrain in the Kawekas can be described as steep ups and downs to and from rivers and exposed tops, so carrying a big pack can be challenging and tiring during long days so pack wisely!
Together with beautiful bush and streams and in fine weather great views this makes for a fantastic weekend away from it all.
Cost: $75 for members, $80 for non-members.
Back-country hut pass or tickets are required to stay in the huts.
- From 26 October 2019 07:00 AM to 28 October 2019 06:00 PM
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