Warning: this route segment has not been experienced by the author

Distance: 2.9 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1249m to 1419m. Gain: 164m. Loss: 234m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map
From pt1373 to Otutu Hut

From the track junction at pt1373 the cut, marked track to Otutu Hut drops through beech forest to a saddle, before climbing onto tops of scrubby subalpine plants. The tops route is poled and clear on the ground. Swinging south, it drops back into the beech for another saddle before emerging into a second clearing at Otutu Hut. 1-1.5hrs