Altitude: 459m to 540m. Gain: 203m. Loss: 204m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
From the Te Puia Lodge, the track follows beside the river for a short while before the first of 4 or 5 sustained climbs of 150 - 200m above the river, providing great views of the steep terrain. Zig-zags descend and climb before the final steep pinch to the carpark and a useful shelter.