Altitude: 12m to 108m. Gain: 259m. Loss: 234m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
Traplines lead up each bank of the Waitutu from the hut to Slaughterburn. However, the TR (west) is marshy and travel is easier on the TL (east).
From Waititu Hut cross the swingbridge to the east / TL side of the river. Climb onto the terrace and continue along the track towards Port Craig for another 100 or so, keeping an eye out for yellow triangles off in the bush to your left (north), Once you locate the yellow triangle line (labelled WTL) follow it up terraces on the true left of the Waitutu to the walkwire at the Slaughterburn/Waitutu confluence. Many other traplines branch off this one, marked with blue tringles - so stick to the yellow triangle line.
To reach the Slaughterburn Hut, cross the walkwire to the true right and follow the marked / cut DOC tramping track up the south bank of the Slaughterburn for 1km to the hut.