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Track Condition and Maintenance Schedule

Tracks in The Remote Hut Zone

TrackCurrent ConditionLast Cut Priority For Recutting Responsibility. (provisional except for DOC maintained tracks)Next Cut
Adventure Biv from Toaroha valleyGood2018HighDOC fully maintainOngoing
Adventure Biv to Top Kokatahi Track/ RouteScrub section to Zit Saddle overgrown/ Rest good 2013/ 2020HighDOC fully maintainOngoing
Allan Knob from Cedar FlatRecut to tussock/ Last few hundred meters still a bit rough2020LowAndrew Friedman?
Bald Hill from Totara ValleyReasonably good
LowGlenn Johnston/ Ted Brennan
Blowfly Hut to Horseshoe Flat (Moeraki)GoodRecut by DOC 2016HighDOC fully maintainOngoing
Blue Lookout From Hunters HutGetting quite overgrown, particularly in the scrub belt, but well marked?MediumDOCJan 2018
Bluff Hut track From Poet HutTrack officially closed due to large slip above Bluff swingbridge2020HighDOC fully maintainOngoing
Bluff Hut Route and Track from Frew BivGood2020HighDOC fully MaintainOngoing
Boo Boo Track from Kokatahi roadendReasonably good. Checked and trimmed 2021
HighAndrew Buglass/ Liz Wightwick
Boo Boo to Crawford JunctionGood to old Twins Hut site. Twins 3-wire removed July 21. Very rough, untracked from here.
Retrimmed and marked to Twins Hut site 2021MediumvariousNew route up TL planned for spring 21
Browning Biv Track from Grassy FlatGood2020HighDOC/ volunteer?Ongoing
Browning Biv To Top Crawford Hut via Lathrop SaddleReasonable2020HighDOC fully maintainOngoing
Campbell Range (Mt. Walcott) from Mudflats HutGood.2017LowBruce McClelland
Campbell Biv TrackGoodCut 2017/ checked 2020MedEigill Wahlberg
Castle Hill Peak from Eastern Hohonuvery overgrown?Low??
Cataract Creek tops from Prices FlatOK to 700m, overgrown but OK to 900m, easy again to 1100m, difficult from here.1970's?Low??
Clearview Spur Track from Moonbeam HutReasonably good.
Retrimmed 2021Low-MedPermolatOngoing
Cone Creek TrackMostly Good Condition. Some windthrow damage at the start.
retrimmed 2020
Cone Creek - Morgan Tops Trackreasonably good
retrimmed 2020
County Stream TrackTracked sections good. Upper valley rough river travel 2021MedGeoff Spearpoint/ Jane MorrisOngoing
Crane Creek - Rochfort Basin
Good condition
2021Low-MedMauricio Lloreda
Cropp Basin to Noisy Creek TopsVery Overgrown – Gone maybe??LowNo Offers?
Cropp Knob/ Steadman Brow tops track from Whitcombe valleyGood2013MediumDOC Fully Maintain?
Crystal Biv TrackGood
Dickie Spur Hut from Mikonui FlatGood2020HighDOC fully maintain?
Diedrichs Range Tops from Serpentine HutMostly goneearly 70's?LowNo interest?
Dunns Hut Track from Mid Taipo HutGood2021MedDOC Fully maintainOngoing
Dunns Hut via TL of Dunns Creek Good2015MedOffers?ongoing
Eastern Hohonu River TrackGoodRecut October 2018LowEigill Wahlberg?
Explorer Hut Tracked sections from the MikonuiGood. Needs a bit more permolat around gorge section
Explorer Hut Track from Hokitika Gorge via Murray SaddleGood.


Explorer Hut - Miserable Ridge trackGood to 1122m
Cut but not marked from 1177m to 1340m
2021LowJane Morris
Fraser Peak Track from Explorer HutGood
LowJane Morris?
Frew Biv track and route from the Whitcombe valleyGood2020HighDOC Fully MaintainOngoing
Frisco track from Darby CreekGood.
2018/ 19
MedAndrew Buglass/ Joke de RijkeOngoing
Frisco tracked sections from Serpentine HutGood.
Retrimmed 2019
MediumAndrew Buglass/ Joke de Rijke
Frisco route onto Diedrich RangeGood2019MediumVariousOngoing
Gerhardt Spur Biv track Good.2020MediumVarious
Goat Hill from Barrack CreekFine to bush line with a little bit of windfall?MediumDOC/ locals??
Greys Hut track from Karamea roadendMostly good. Route start needs significant work from Umere Road End to the start of the pack track behind the private landSome work done 2106
Griffin Creek from Harrington Creek (SH73)Reasonably GoodJanuary 2021HighDave Evans/ variousongoing
Griffin Creek to Rocky Creek SaddleOK2015Medvarious2020
Griffin Spur from Hendes CreekProbably unfollowable1970's?LowNo interest
Headlong Spur Track (Waitaha)Good2021MediumPermolat
Healey Creek Hut TrackGood Recut June 2018MediumPermolat?
Horseshoe Flat Hut to Middle Head Hut (Moeraki)Good
Recut by DOC 2016MediumDOC MaintainOngoing
Hunters Hut Track scoured out above quarry. The rest OK - a bit of regen and windthrow in places
2018MediumDOC Maintained
Hunts Hut via Kellys Creek and Hunts SaddleOK. Washout at start of track up to saddleOngoingMediumDOC MaintainedOngoing
Hunts Hut via Kellys Range and Hunts SaddleReasonable2019MediumFrank King and Honora Renwick?
Inframeta Tops from the Hoki/ Whitcombe JunctionVery overgrown, probably gone in placeEarly 1970's?LowNo Interest
Inframeta Tops from FrewsOK - needs more markers and a bit more trimming in places2011LowGlenn Johnston/ John Hutt?
Jacko Flat Hut from Cooked RoadendWindthrow  on first half, but OK/ Retrimmed in 20172017/ 15mediumDOC Maintain??
Jacks Creek Mt. Alexander Tops trackMostly goneunknownLowNo interest?
Johnson Hut From the Wangapeka via Kiwi SaddleOvergrown, but mostly followableunknownLowOffers??
Julia Hut to Harman Pass via Mary CreekGood2021MediumDOC maintained?
Julia Hut to upper Julia Creek basinGood.Recut May 2018LowEigill Wahlberg
Kaimata Range from Top Crooked HutCut and marked to 1000m - very overgrown above that2018/ unknownLowOffers??
Kakapo Hut from the Little WanganuiVery overgrown with major cyclone damage in places?Low-MedAndrew Barker2022?
Kakapo Hut from the WangapekaReasonable to SaddleunknownLow-MedAndrew Barker2022?
Kakawau Peak TrackWell marked but could do with the removal of quite a few windfallsunknownLow-MedAlan Jemison/ WCAC??
Karnbach Tops via Tarpot Creek Good condition
November 2020
Low-MedAndrew BuglassOngoing
Kiwi Flat via North Bank of WaitahaFirst section from DOC carpark to Macgregor Creek impassable if river is high - Rest is Good
2020HighDOC Maintained?
Kiwi Flat Via South Bank of WaitahaOvergrowing but followable
Some trimming and cruise-taping 2019/ 20LowRory McDougall?
Kiwi Flat - Moonbeam TrackReasonably Good - regenerating in places2020
Knobby Ridge TrackProbably gone in most placesearly 70's?Lowno interest?
Korepuku tops Track from the OtehakeGood 2021MediumFrank King/ Honora Renwick Ongoing
Korepuku valley TrackNeeds a trim and more markers in places2021MediumFrank King/ Honora Renwick Ongoing
Lake Kaurapataka TrackGood 2021Fully maintainDOC?
Lake Morgan Hut via Bryan O'Lynn tops trackReasonable. A fair bit of small regen especially near the top. More markers needed.2012MediumOffers??
Lake Morgan Tops from Top CrookedGood2021MediumDOC?
Lake Stream HutGood (last report 2018)?MediumDOC??
Lambert Spur TrackBridge washed out 2018 - usually not fordable - Windthrow lower down. Overgrown above 700m
2013MediumDOCJan 2018
Lower Olderog Biv TrackGoodOctober 2019MediumAndrew BuglassOngoing
Middle Head Hut to upper TR branch of the MoerakiStill good?LowNo interest??
Mid Styx Track (Upper Valley)Good2019Medium-HighDOCOngoing
Mid Styx Track (Lower Valley)Reasonably Good2014Medium-HighDOCongoing
Mid Styx - Browning Range TopsGood2014LowMichael AndersonOngoing
Mikonui Spur Biv track from Mikonui valleyExcellent except at the very bottom where the seedling regen hasn't been fully dealt to. 2018MediumDOC Fully Maintain?
Mikonui Spur track from Explorer CreekTotally overgrown or gone, probably not useableLate 1960's?LowNo interest
Mirage Knob from Wanganui cablewayVery overgrown/ gone completely at top and bottom1970's?LowNo interest?
Miserable Ridge from Rapid CreekGood/ a little rough in the alpine scrub zone.
Cut and marked 2017LowAndrew Friedman
Moonbeam Hut to Chainman CreekReasonably Good. Some fresh damage in places
MediumPermolat/ DOC?
Mt. Adams tops from Little Man RiverMostly well marked. Overgrowi.g, particularly in sub-alpine sectionDOCMed??
Mt. Allen from the Waitaha South bankMostly or entirely Gone??Lowno interest?
Mt. Barron tops from SH 73 underpass
Overgrowing but followable2010Low-med??
Mt. Barron Tops from Goat CreekGood2013Low-medDoug ForsterOngoing
Mt. Brown Track from Geologist CreekOK-needs more trimming work in sub-alpine zoneJune 2016/ April 2018HighVariousOngoing
Mt. Brown Track from the Styx ValleyReasonably goodSeptember 2020MediumGlenn Johnstonongoing
Mt. Browne/ Misty Ridge from Rapid CreekGoodMarch 2019LowAndrew Buglass?
Mt. Elliot tops from the Ahaura - Kopara RoadOK. The majority re cut and marked. Last couple of hundred metres through scrub still overgrown2013LowBen Aynsley??
Mt. FrenchGood
2018MedDOC Maintained?
Mt. Kerr track Good
December 2018MediumDave Evans/ Andre Winkelman
Mt. Mason trackGone in many places – followable in patches
Cruise-taped to 600m contour 2018 – a little trimming and marking done at top end.LowSimon Lewis & Mauricio Lloreda
Mt. Mueller TrackReasonably Good. Some clearing and marking done early 2015MedPeter Alspach2016
Mt. Smart tops TrackTrack a bit of windfall at lower end. Access road requires high stud 4X4.
2016-> 18
LowGlenn Johnston
Mt. TuhuaGood2019MediumDOC?
Mt. Turiwhate (on TL 500m up Grahams Creek on SH73)Reasonably good. Bit vague in places and from 900m to pole at topLast Trim October 2020MediumGlenn Johnston2020
Mt. Watson (starts 100m up Croesus track)Good conditionOpened up 2015MediumDOC/ volunteerOngoing?
Mt. Wilberg Good
January 2020
MediumAndrew Buglass
Mueller Tarns TrackOK-some lack of definition near top and a bit of windthrowRe-marked to 900m and a bit of clearance done 2015MedPeter Alspach2016
Mullins Basin TrackReasonably Good - needs more work in mid zone
2019MedRoger Woods
Mullins Basin Tops routes to (1.) Mt. O'Connor and (2.) Ross (1.) could do with a trim and marking (2.) Bit of a grovel in places - needs a good trim.2008LowRoger Woods2020?
Mungo Hut valley access from Poet HutTracked section to Saddle Creek good/ Short bush bash atb washout just above Saddle Creek/ TR detours opposite Brunswick Creek Good2020MediumDOC/ Permolat
?/ ongoing
Mungo Hut access from Park Stream and upper MungoGood2019Med??
Mungo Hut from Toaroha Saddle TopsExposed at top/ Tracked section Good2019MedPermolat?
Newton Biv Track from Styx valleyGood2018MediumVariousOngoing
Newton Hut from the Arahura valleyGood2018mediumDOC/ community??
Newton Hut to Dunns Hut via Newton SaddleGood2021MediumDOC Maintain?
Newton Range tops from Lower ArahuraShould be OKCut 2013/ Retrimmed to 600m in 2020LowPermolat2020
Noisy Creek Basin from Whitcombe ValleyGood2018MediumDOC Maintained?
Otehake Valley trackRough terrain, but cut and well marked
2018/ partial chainsaw run 2021
Med Permolat/ DOC
Otoko Valley from the Paringa confluence to Reynolds FlatOKCleared and marked with tape in 2014LowLouisa Hines??
Pell Stream Hut marked routeMostlyl good. A bit more tidying needed above Gilchrist Creek
2021MedPaul Mosley/ Peter Alspach2021
Pfeifer Biv route up Paratu StreamOK2018MedFrank King/ Honora RenwickOngoing
Pinnacle Biv Track From Kokatahi valleyGood.2020HighVariousongoing
Poet Hut from the Bluff SwingbridgeOfficially closed due to slip above bridge - otherwise good.2020HighDoc Maintain?
Polluck Creek Hut onto Dickie RidgeRoughly cut and marked to 300m. Cut but not marked to 950m. Very overgrown from here2014/  Early 1970'sLow??
Polluck Creek Hut to Truran PassTracked sections getting very overgrown. Creek section easy travel
Rangi Taipo tops from Seven MileReasonably Good - a bit of regrowth further up2013/ The lower section was given a trim in 2014MedKatie Smith2019/20
Rata Ridge from the Poerua valleyFollowable - needs more work and markers in places2021Low-MedMike McIver?
Roaring Billy Hut trackGood to first big flat downvalley from Hut/ Partially cut and marked from here down.2016/ 18
MedGeoff Spearpoint2018
Rocky Creek Biv from the Taipo BridgeSome fresh windthrow in river sections
2016MedHonora Renwick/ Eigill WahlbergOngoing
Rocky Creek Biv to Rocky Creek Saddle routeOK2015MedHonora Renwick and othersOngoing
Rolleston River trackTrimmed from top entrance to 1st side-creek. Rest needs some work.2019/?MediumOffers??
Scamper Torrent Hut from Kiwi FlatOK. Some windthrow and slip damage lower down
Serpentine Hut from the Rapid Creek cageRough actively eroding Country. Cut and marked around canyons. The rest is river travel.
December 2019MediumAndrew BuglassOngoing
Scottys Range track opposite Seven Mile CreekOK still - the odd bit of wind damageRecut and marked 2015MedKatie Smith2021?
Sir Robert Hut via Homeward Ridge TrackGood2019MediumOffers??
Smyth Hut from Hunters HutDOC recut upper section. The rest very rough, scoured out in many places2019HighDOC2021?
Squall Peak Track from Cedar FlatGood
MediumAndrew Barker?
Taramakau Valley Tracked sectionsGoodongoingFully maintainDOC?
Te Kinga from Iveagh BayGood?
Terra Quinn/ Amethyst Ravine Parts are reasonable, others need more marking
Trimmed and marked 2016/ cruise taped on the vague bits 2019
LowPeter Sinclair, and friends
Thomas River Hut trackOvergrown?MedGeoff Spearpoint2016
Toaroha Biv from Top Toaroha HutGood2020HighDOC MaintainOngoing
Toaroha Biv from Mungo ValleyGood2020HighDOC MaintainOngoing
Top Crawford Hut from Crawford JunctionGood2020HighDOC MaintainOngoing
Top Crooked track from Jacko Flats HutGood2019MediumDOC?
Top Kokatahi Hut from Crawford JunctionGood2020HighDOC MaintainOngoing
Top Trent Hut from Elizabeth HutOK to saddle. Scrub sections in upper Trent getting overgrown in places.2018Med DOC/ Permolat?
Top Trent to Mt. Dixon TopsGood2015LowOffers?
Top Tuke Hut from Dickie SpurTracked sections good. River sections reasonably rough going2020MediumDOC maintain?
Townsend Hut from the Taramakau ValleyTracked section reasonable2020MediumGraeme Jackson
The Trench (from Olderog to Newton Creek)Tracked sections gone. Creek travel in the Trench straightforward. Difficult from there.Early 70's?LowBruce McLelland?
Tunnel Creek Hut trackGood2015/ more permolat added 2018Med-HighGeoff SpearpointOngoing
Tunnel Creek Rock Biv trackReasonably good condition2019HighGeoff SpearpointOngoing
Urquhart's Knob Track from Kiwi FlatVanished?Early 1970's?Lowno interest?
Vincent Creek Tops Track from the WhitcombeEither very overgrown or goneEarly 1970's?LowNo Interest?
Waikiti Hut from Haupri-Amuri RoadendGood condtion2019mediumCharlie Ledbrook et al.?
Waikiti Hut to Rochford tops via Logjam Creek
Sections re-marked and trimmed - rough still in a few places.
2017/18Low-MedMauricio Lloreda
Wheel Creek Hut trackGood2012MediumOver 40's Tramping Club?
Whitcombe main valley tracks TRMainly good2021HighDOC maintainOngoing
Whitehorn Spur track from Crawford JunctionVery overgrown - gone in placesMid 70's?LowNo Interest
Wilkinson Hut via Whitcombe valley tracksOK - fresh slippage from 2019 floodsChainsaw run 2021HighDOC maintainedOngoing
Wilkinson Hut to Phalow CreekStill OK (Dec 2019)trimmed and marked in 2015Low??
Wilson Knob from the Griffin Creek trackGood2021Lowvarious?
Yeats Ridge Track from the Toaroha ValleyGood
Trimmed and re-marked 2020High Liz Wightwick
Yeats Ridge tops from Yeats Ridge HutGood2019MediumVarious ?