Altitude: 473m to 817m. Gain: 231m. Loss: 359m . Gradient: 7 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
Follow the well marked and travelled Te Araroa Trail along the tussock flats to the bush edge. There are camp sites here used by TA walkers. Under the trees, the TA crossesa side stream and then the Waterloo Burn before crossing back and climbing steadily to the Princhester Saddle. Its then a gradual descent all the way down to Lower Princhester Hut.
The 6 bunk Lower Princhester Hut can be busy with TA walkers, but there are plenty of camp sites nearby. Allow an hour for the walk down the flat Princhester Road to reach SH94.