Distance: 0.6 km (0.3 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 868m to 931m. Gain: 16m. Loss: 63m . Gradient: 8 deg (Gentle)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

The signpost at the Mangahao junction say 30 minutes to Te Matawai, but you could crawl it in that!

A good track heads west from the junction, soon entering mature bush and shelter from the elements. After a boggy saddle, the track starts to climb gently, and soon Te Matawai Hut appears beside the track.