Altitude: 481m to 1362m. Gain: 29m. Loss: 910m . Gradient: 11 deg (Moderate)
Skills: Occasional scrambles (3/7) - Occasional rivers (3/6) Winter - Snow/ice underfoot (2/7)
A good cut marked track drops from Sparrowhawk Biv to the Makaroro / Gold Creek confluence. The initial section below the hut is steep and traverses the tops of steep slips - care is required. Below that the gradient become more pleasant and this is an easy walk.
A river crossing is required if heading downriver. The river is knee to thigh deep in normal flows, and an easy flat crossing - but can easily flood.