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Distance: 4.6 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 811m to 1050m. Gain: 212m. Loss: 345m . Gradient: 7 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Below the Harkness forks the track remains on the valley for for a further 2km with a handful more stream crossings. The stream is knee deep (normal flows) at most crossings, but still quite narrow - 2 to 3m wide. The track then climbs the western valleyside through mature beech forest and sidles the remaining 3km before dropping to Ngaawapurua Hut 50m upriver form the forks with the Ngaruroro. 1.5-3 hrs