Distance: 4.9 km (1.5 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy terrain
Altitude: 719m to 897m. Gain: 163m. Loss: 333m . Gradient: 6 deg (Flat)
GPX info source: Uploaded from GPS

All on-track and in the trees, from the hut, follow the obvious markers on the true left. There are a few boggy sections but nothing serious. Shortly before the west river branch walkwire there is a sign to the east branch walkwire and access to downstream Matakitaki river, the gorge and Downie's Hut.

Depending on time of year, beware of European wasps in this section.