Altitude: 456m to 476m. Gain: 31m. Loss: 18m . Gradient: 4 deg (Flat)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
Above the Parahaki / Te Totora confluence, the Te Totora soon widends to broad flats. The route heads up the south-western bank, and soon a marked, well traveled track starts. A signpost 500m upriver marks the 'overland route' to the Waiau Swingbridge (overgrown and poorly marked), and 300m beyond the grassy flats start and the hut is found on the southern bank (300m upriver of the site shown on many maps).