New Zealand

Tramper

Mangahouhounui Stream

An untracked alternative to getting from Ketetahi Hut to Oturere Hut and beats the madenning crowd.

 

Hut Ketetahi Hut
Shelter (DOC)
Facilities: No water, Toilet
From Ketetahi Hut follow the track up to the end of the first zig zag. From there leave the main track and follow a light track that leads into the gully. Sidle out the other side and gently climb passing below the Upper TeMari Crater.

Head up into the wide saddle that crosses into the Mangahouhounui Stream.

Head down stream over fairly rough country underfoot until you get to the bush. There are lots of good camp sites down here.

Locate a steep gully that goes up to the south from the main stream about 300m below the first bush. This gully is shown as a side stream on the 1:50,000 map and gives clear access through the scrub to the tops, except for a small waterfall at the bottom which is easily bipassed on the true right.



Climb to about the 1400m contour and then sidle around 3kms until you come out on the ridge overlooking Oturere Hut. Drop down into the Oturere Stream and then cross it to get to the hut.

Hut Oturere Hut
Great Walks Hut (DOC) (sleeps 30)
Facilities: Tap or tank water, Toilet, Enclosed wood/coal burner, Gas/electric cooking

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map
Grade Medium
Bookings Not available
Length 12.0km
One way
Time 9 hr – 10 hr
2 days
Altitude 1,100m – 1,600m
Altitude change 500m
From Ketetahi Hut
To Oturere Hut
Maps
NZTopo50-BH35
ID 2218

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Added 25 July 200725 July 2007 by pmckepmcke. 9 revisions, most recently 7 August 20127 August 2012 by pmckepmcke.
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