Altitude: 467m to 863m. Gain: 396m. Loss: 0m . Gradient: 17 deg (Moderate-hard)
Skills: - Streams (2/6)
This route is a crown-land alternative to the more popular route across private land which climbs the spur at the southern end of Hinerua Spur.
From the forks at the downstream base of Government Spur, head up the northern fork of the Tukituki. The valley starts tight and it's a scramble over debris for the first 100m. After this good flats open on the western bank, where good campspots exist.
Pass the creek shown on maps 300m up from the forks, and climb the next spur on the eastern side. This starts off steep and scrubby, but soon becomes a good beech spur with good game trails to follow. The spur tops-out on the cut, marked DOC track 100m south of pt908, and just inside the park boundary.