Altitude: 1338m to 1359m. Gain: 31m. Loss: 30m . Gradient: 4 deg (Gentle)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
From the Parks Peak junction, the main range track swings west around the headwaters of the Makaroro. The tops are brad and marshy at first and the track little more than a poled route. 400m before the hut, beech forest is reached, and the marked cut track resumes, swinging east and dropping to the head of a small stream, where Aranga hut is located in a grassy basin.