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 (TR) - the track to Lucretia biv continues on the TL. 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 (TL) of the river from the 2nd swingbridge, cross Lucretia Stream (now no walkwire), continue on the old Nina track on the TL and cross Duchess Stream (now no walkwire) at the confluence of Nina and Duchess and pick up the track up to the new Nina Hut.