Altitude: 633m to 757m. Gain: 269m. Loss: 149m . Gradient: 3 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
The start of the track is signposted off the Lewis Pass near Palmer Lodge. A good cut marked track crosses the Lewis River on a swingbridge and heads up the north side of the Nina. After 3-4km a second swingbridge crosses to the south bank. The new Nina Hut is 4km further along the south bank on a small knob overlooking the valley.
It is also possible to continue up the north side of the river at the 2nd swingbridge and ford it at the old hut site to climb to the new hut opposite.