Altitude: 196m to 1785m. Gain: 4592m. Loss: 5351m . Gradient: 10 deg (Steep)
Skills: Alpine weather (2/7) - Occasional rivers (3/5)
This trip includes well-trodden track and the infrequently visited. It could be tramped in either direction. It could be turned into a loop by continuing up the Ellis River back to Mt Arthur.
Starting at Flora carpark, there is a visit to Mt Arthur overlooking the tableland and the less-frequented Gordons Pyramid. The large, often crowded, Salisbury Lodge provides shelter and begins the section of this trip that follows the Leslie-Karamea Track.
Wilkinsons Track is well off the main line and offers a remote climb of 1100m. Then a short challenging section to the unfrequented Flanagans Hut and, to finish, a 'stroll' down a very pretty river (good trout fishing, I believe).