New Zealand

Tramper

Hacket Circuit

A good day walk mainly along the Hacket Creek, including Hacket and Browning Huts. Dogs are allowed in the Mt Richmond Forest Park on a lead.

Follow the DoC signs from the car park and continue for the first 30mins - 1 hour over the swing bridge and by the river.  Take the right fork towards Hacket Hut (the left fork is to Whispering Falls walk - is also beautiful) and later on the right fork again.  Cross the river via stepping stones (when water is low) to Hacket Hut.  Facing the hut, turn left and follow a small path which comes to another DoC signpost in about 2 mins (signpost not visible from hut).  This directs you to Browning Hut, about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours away.  After about 15 mins another fork is reached, follow the signs and take the right hand.  Browning Hut has a bench and is right next to the river for a nice stop.  To return, retrace your steps but take the right hand path at the first fork you come to.  At the next fork go right again and you have returned to the original path just before the Hacket Hut.

There is a 30 minute side path to an old mine between the Hacket Hut and the turn off for Whispering falls.

Popular with mountain bikers so just be aware.

There is a swing bridge to cross although the river may be forded instead slightly further up stream - feet will get wet with this option!

Dogs allowed on leads

This isn't very steep or reach very high elevations, it is just long

Map
Grade Easy/medium
Multiple stream crossings - water low enough for stepping stones in summer Grades explained
Bookings Not available
Length 18.0km
Return via same track
Time 6 hr – 7 hr 30 min
1 – 2 days
Altitude 450m
From Aniseed Valley carpark: drive over the hill into Aniseed Valley and follow the road some distance until "the end", just before it turns to gravel (on the outside of a bend) is a DoC sign and a carpark with toilets
To Aniseed Valley carpark, Richmond
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ26
ID 4795

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Added 8 December 20098 December 2009 by Ocky_Ocky_. 7 revisions, most recently 8 December 20098 December 2009 by Ocky_Ocky_.
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