Altitude: 633m to 781m. Gain: 28m. Loss: 168m . Gradient: 2 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Prolonged rivers (4/6)
From Tummel Burn hut, head down Junction Flat, crossing the Shotover to the eastern bank. Follow good deer trails down the eastern bank through the following gorge, keeping close to the river. The old cut track further up the face is overgrown and unusable.
Once at Pine Creek Flat, pick up cattle tracks heading downriver and climbing onto a low terrace on the eastern valleyside, where the 4wd farm track commences. This can be followed all the way down the valley to Lake Creek, passing the locked, private Hundred Mile Hut. A crossing of the Shotover is required - ankle deep in late summer flows but easily impassable after rain.
The turnoff to Lochnagar is not marked, but you can see the track climbing to north face of Lake Creek soon after the ford and aim for it if that's your desination.