Altitude: 887m to 963m. Gain: 99m. Loss: 117m . Gradient: 2 deg (Flat)
Forestry roads provide the legal access through the post-logging desolation between Matakuhia Saddle and the Plateau Roadend from access to the Whirinaki Huts. HEad 2km NW down Main Road, and turn right (NE) following signs to 'Whirinaki Track'. Continue on the signposted forestry track taking the truns signposted 'Whirinaki'. A large, once-marshy clearing is passed on your left, passing through standing pines and again emerging into post-logging desolation. A final left torn leads to the carpark and roadend.