Length: from 1.0 up to 2.0 days
Distance: 25.6 km (16.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 178m to 1201m. Gain: 1656m. Loss: 1536m . Gradient: 7 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)


NZTM2000: 1473209, 5318713 (alt: 180m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-04

From Andersons Flat to Junction Croesus & Paparoa Tracks via Moonlight track and ridge
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Distance: 12.0 km (6.0 DOC hours) - Marked route - Moderate terrain
Altitude: 178m to 1165m. Gain: 1133m. Loss: 195m . Gradient: 6 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow the Moonlight track to the bushline; continue on a rough groundtrail with intermittent snowpoles over pt 1104, sidling under pts 1147 & 1216 to reach the junction with the Croesus Track. This is now the Paparoa Great Walk.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-04

NZTM2000: 1466024, 5318732 (alt: 1119m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-04

From Junction Croesus & Paparoa Tracks to Mt Ryall via Croesus Track
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Distance: 0.9 km (1.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1090m to 1201m. Gain: 111m. Loss: 39m . Gradient: 10 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow the track before picking up a rough ground trail to the summit.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

NZTM2000: 1465312, 5319102 (alt: 1191m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05


From Mt Ryall to Junction Croesus & Paparoa Tracks via Croesus Track
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Distance: 0.9 km (1.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1090m to 1201m. Gain: 39m. Loss: 111m . Gradient: 10 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Note: Described in the reverse direction to your journey

Follow the track before picking up a rough ground trail to the summit.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

NZTM2000: 1466024, 5318732 (alt: 1119m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-04

Distance: 2.8 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Unmarked route, clear - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1058m to 1173m. Gain: 194m. Loss: 140m . Gradient: 7 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

Follow the main track until a signposted side track. However, this side track does not go to the summit as shown on this map. The track goes to the saddle E of Croesus Knob and then sidles underneath. Leave the track below the summit and scramble up the tussock slopes.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

NZTM2000: 1466294, 5316755 (alt: 1187m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

From Croesus Knob to Mt Watson via Ridgeline traverse
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Distance: 5.7 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 1052m to 1187m. Gain: 179m. Loss: 279m . Gradient: 5 deg
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

In general follow the ridgeline with some sidling below high points. There are snow poles and a reasonable ground trail.

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

NZTM2000: 1464885, 5311794 (alt: 1087m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

From Mt Watson to Blackball Road via Mt Watson Track
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Distance: 3.4 km (3.0 DOC hours) - Tramping track - Easy-moderate terrain
Altitude: 319m to 1091m. Gain: 0m. Loss: 772m . Gradient: 13 deg
Skills:
GPX info source: Drawn on map

From the summit, follow down the ground trail to the bushline. Pick up the well marked track and follow to the black

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05

NZTM2000: 1468030, 5311585 (alt: 322m)

Created by: Megturnbull on 2021-03-08. Experienced: 2019-01-05



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