New Zealand

Tramper

Wilkinson Track

Cleared by DoC in November 2011, the lower third of the track is now easily climbed. Above this, the track climbs its way through mixed forest and is easily negotiated.

One creek crossing (at 450m) would be difficult after heavy rain.  

The track to the tree-line is mostly steep, the only descent (40m) encountered is coming off the 905m knoll.

Above the tree-line, the route to Baton Saddle is marked by snow-poles.  Initially a push through Spaniard grass and a steep climb through more open alpine grasses, the route finally sidles across to the saddle.

Map
Grade Medium
Bookings Not available
Length 5.0km
One way
Time 4 hr – 6 hr
1 day
Altitude 300m – 1,370m
Altitude change 1,070m
From Leslie River, between Karamea Bend Hut and Spludgeons Shelter
To Baton Saddle
Maps
NZTopo50-BQ23
NZTopo50-BQ24
ID 6781

About this track

Added 1 May 20111 May 2011 by bernieqbernieq. 4 revisions, most recently 24 April 201324 April 2013 by bernieqbernieq.
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