Altitude: 598m to 668m. Gain: 48m. Loss: 100m . Gradient: 3 deg (Flat)
From Old Bridge Hut, follow open / clear terraces down the west bank of the Waiau. At the end of terraces a brief 4WD track sidles through manuka scrub to pass a steep section of valleyside before ending on lower flat at river level below. Increasingly scrubby flats can be followed downriver to the forks with the Jones.