Mid Waiohine Hut
Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via same track.
An early start should see you lunching at Powell Hut Powell Hut, Mount Holdsworth, Carterton. The climb over Mt Holdsworth is above the treeline and exposed. Careful nagivation is required to get the right track down to Isabelle in cloud. The steep descent through thick beech is rough and care is required down to Mid Waiohine Hut Mid Wiohine Hut.
Allow 6 to 8 hours each way.
Maps: 1:50,000 - Carterton 260-S26, or Terralink Tararua Recreation Area Map (also 1:50,000)
Mostly below bushline with a short tops traverse over Mt Holdsworth. Grades explained
Return via same track
12 hr – 16 hr
Altitude change 1,170m
|From||Holdsworth Road End, Masterton|
|To||Mid Waiohine Hut|