From Frew Hut to Rapid Creek Hut via Whitcombe Valley track
Distance: 5.9 km (3.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 118m to 216m. Gain: 53m. Loss: 150m . Gradient: 2 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

A track / route leads down the Whitcombe River from Frew Hut to Rapid Creek Hut.

The track is marked as far as the Frew River (ankle-knee deep in normal flows) beyond which you are left mainly to find your own way down the riverbed on the true right until the swingbridge is reached. Crossing at the swingbridge a cut/marked sidle track commences on the western valleyside. This drops occasionally to rock-hop beside the river but is otherwise well marked but steep-sidling in places. The track ends about 1km above Rapid Creek on broad gravel flats.

Rapid Creek can be crossed with dry feet in low-normal flows, but a swingbridge exists 300m upstream if the river is up (officially closed when I visited in 2020). Continue a further 300m down the bank of the Whitcombe to pick up DOC triangles marking the start of the brief track to Rapid creek Hut.

2-3.5 hrs

Last updated by: Madpom at 2021-10-08 01:25:34. Experienced: 2020-06-23
Comments: Add
You are not currently signed in. Please register to comment
Gavtheman (2021-09-11). Experienced: 2021-09-11

I'm pretty sure this route is to Frews Hut