Whanganui (km1365) – Wellington South Coast (km1685)

Whanganui (km1365) – Bulls (km1427): 74km, 18h

resupply in Bulls

Bulls – Gordon Kear Forest (km1494): 67 km, 14h

resupply in Palmerston


Gordon Kear Forest – Poads Road Parking, Levin (km1530): 39km, 16h

resupply in Levin, 9km off trail

Poads Road – Otaki Fords: 52km, 3-6 days

Forest and alpin terrain, many ascents and descents. Weather can deteriorating rapidly. Be prepare for extreme conditions at all times, to wait out storms. Snow can fall any season.

  • Waiopehy Hut (km1540) 9km, 5h
  • Te Matawai Hut (km1546) 6km, 4h
  • Dracophyllum Hut (km1553) 8km, 5h
  • Nichols Hut (km1558) 5km, 4h
  • Waitewaewae Hut (km 1566), 10km 5h

Campsite and resupply at Otaki Forks



Otaki Forks – Waikanae River Bridge (km 1600): 25km, 9h

resupply in Waikanae

Waikanae – Porirua City(km1645): 43km, 12h

Porirua – South Cost Wellington (km1685): 45km, 14h


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