Southern Crossing of the Ruahines
A track and river route crossing of the Lower Ruahine Forest park
Tamaki west Road to Stanfield hut Via Holmes ridge 2 hours An easy well marked track and 4wd track with a short descent to the river and about 20 minutes upstream to the hut.
Stanfield hut to Cattle creek hut 2 hours a quick climb out onto a ridge and then down to cattle creek
Cattle Creek Hut to Mid Pohangina 2.5 hours via the river. Sign posts vary about time from and adventurous 1 hour to 3 hours we did it in a comfortable 2.5hours be prepared to scramble a bit through a small gorge section and a steep climb out 15 minutes from Mid Pohangina.
Mid Pohangina hut to Pohangina Valley Rd 6 hours via sidle track I'm sure you could walk the river in about the same time but I would get sick of it fast. 30 minutes across farm land with a gut buster sprint up hill at the end.
13 hr – 15 hr
2 – 3 days
|From||Tamaki West Rd|
|To||Pohangina Valley Rd|