From Wainakarua Track roadend to Staircase Hut via track/route
Distance: 6.8 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Unmaintained track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 95m to 611m. Gain: 632m. Loss: 525m . Gradient: 10 deg (Moderate)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow the cut/marked DOC track down to the Wainakarua River. A short distance (300m) upriver a rougher track starts on the opposite bank, climbing onto the ridge leading to Staircase Hut. This track was roughly cut & marked when I visited (2007). Staircase Hut is off the south side of the ridge.

2-3 hrs

Created by: Madpom on 2021-04-01. Experienced: 2007-01-01
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