Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author
Altitude: 258m to 660m. Gain: 58m. Loss: 456m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/5)
From the signposted track junction the track to Koaunui Hut cuts briefly SE before finding the spur and following it east then NE to the river. The track was overgrown in places (2015) but well marked. A long, gentle descent, hitting the river at the forks with the Waiohinekaha Str.
Follow the riverbed downriver 300m on gravel / grassy flats until triangles appear on the eastern bank. A cut marked track cuts off the large bend in the river, heading due north to rejoin the river at Koaunui Hut.