Altitude: 448m to 1806m. Gain: 4884m. Loss: 4622m . Gradient: 7 deg (Steep)
Skills: - Streams (2/5)
The Travers - Sabine Circuit is a popular tramp and DOC have a 16 page brochure describing the route presented here and other variations.
Included here is a very worthwhile side trip to Blue Lake and a visit to Lake Angelus, a most picturesque basin, particularly when dusted in snow - which can occur at any time of year.
The circuit begins at St Arnaud and skirts Lake Rotoiti to follow the Travers River to it's source. Climbing to the Travers Saddle opens panoramic views of mountain ranges before plunging back down to the Sabine River Valley.
An 'up and back' side trip to Blue Lake reveals the deep blues and greens of a special and fragile environment.
Back on the main track and down to Lake Rotoroa, this trip climbs to the Angelus Basin before traversing Robert Ridge and the final descent to St Arnaud.