Altitude: 12m to 108m. Gain: 234m. Loss: 259m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
Traplines lead up each bank of the Waitutu between Waitutu Hut and Slaughterburn. However, the TR (west) is marshy and travel is easier on the TL (east).
From Slaughterburn Hut, follow the orange-triangle tramping track down the south bank to the confluence with the Waitutu. Cross the river on the walkwire. On the east (TL) bank, follow the yellow-triangle trapline (labelled WTL) down terraces on the TL to the South Coast Track. The trapline drops briefly to the river soon after leaving the walkwire, and then climbs back to terraces 1km or so later - just after crossing a side-creek - this climb can be easy to miss.
Waititu Hut is about 1km west along the South Coast Track, back across the Waitutu via a swingbrdge.