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D'Urville Valley


From Blue Lake another exciting trip leads to a third valley of the park

Moss pass

This Alpine pass links the upper Sabine valley with d'Urville valley.

Up Moss pass.jpg (42859 bytes)The last meters of the ascent go up a narrow gully. Early in summer, snow covers the loose rubble, making it easier to climb.

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View going down from Moss Pass

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The long track down, sidles many tarns before reaching the bush line until the river bed.

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D'Urville river track

The track then follows d'Urville river down to lake Rotoroa. A choice of tracks leads back to St Arnaud.

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