New Zealand

Tramper

Scott's Track

A short climb from the Awa Awa Rata Reserve to Scott's Saddle on the Mt Hutt Skifield road.

From the expansive Awa Awa Rata Reserve picnic area at the foot of Mt Hutt, this track climbs quickly through beech forest. After 30 minutes, the Ridge Track leads off to the left, while Scott's Track winds along the eastern slope of the Mt Hutt Range. The track breaks out of forest just over an hour from the bottom and offers views westward over Pudding Hill Stream.

Eventually, the track crosses the ridge, and views of the ski area open up to the north. A brief section of 4WD track leads down to the saddle.

Returning via the skifield road is not a good idea during the ski season due to vehicle traffic.

Map
Grade Easy/medium
Bookings Not available
Length 7.0km
Return via same track
Time 4 hr 15 min – 5 hr
1 day
Altitude 540m – 1,120m
Altitude change 580m
From Awa Awa Rata Reserve, McLennans Bush Road, 14km northwest of Methven
Maps
NZTopo50-BX20
ID 2249

About this track

Added 13 August 200713 August 2007 by MatthewMatthew. 1 revision 14 October 200714 October 2007 by MatthewMatthew.
479ms