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Wilkin Valley

 

From Makarora

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Up the river (jet-boat is faster) to the Kerin Forks, then up an enchanting valley up to Wilkin Top Forks.

Upper Forks Hut
Top Forks Hut

Great place for a side trip to the North Branch and for the splendid views of Mt. Pollux.

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Lake Diana

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Lake Lucidus

Less than 2 hours walk from the hut.

Lake Castallia

 

Lake Castallia

Lake Castallia is further on a rough track but is very spectacular.

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Waterfall Face

Route to the   Matukituki over Rabbit Pass, very slippery, when wet.

 

A nice short trip from Makarora road:

BREWSTER HUT *** Could be a day trip but that would mean missing the sunset on Mt. Brewster, a night in the tiny but comfortable dog kernel and a walk to the top of Mt. Armstrong from where the view of Mt. Brewster and glacier is memorable. It is worthwhile carrying an overnight pack uphill for 3 hours, to enjoy the views and the accommodation.

Mont Aspiring National Park
 

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