Altitude: 176m to 772m. Gain: 621m. Loss: 26m . Gradient: 7 deg (Gentle)
Skills: - Occasional rivers (3/6)
A good route continues up Ngatiawa Stream. The first 2km above the Ngatiawa forks are lightly tracked with multiple crossings, and beyond that you are left to find your own way up the riverbed and banks. Small waterfalls exist around the forks west of pt751, but can easily be scrambled on boulders (the spur west of pt751 wan be climbed by heading briefly up the northern sidecreek and cutting back onto the spur).
Travel in the river is ankle to knee deep, and generally better than the crossings lower down.
A section of barren valley scared by continuous slips follows - amazing country. Take the southern fork at the base of spurs 751 and 890 (both spurs also provide good routes to the tops, but are steep scrambles for the 1st 100m).
The valley opens and becomes good going from here on shingle bed. Once in the head basin below Oddlands Rd, the spur between the eastern-most two forks provides a gentle climb through good open bush to hit Oddlands Rd 400m west of Maymorn Junction.