Altitude: 679m to 698m. Gain: 26m. Loss: 7m . Gradient: 2 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
From the track junction on the western bank of the Whirinaki River, the cut, marked Upper Whirinaki Track crosses the Whirinaki River (a narrow stream, ankle-to-knee deep at this point) and heads east up a side-valley to Upper Whirinaki Hut. The track sticks to the valleyfloor - crossing the small stream repeatedly before setting on the southern bank, crossing once more just before the hut to the north. The hut sits in a clearing on the northern river bank.