Otamatapaio Hut (Oteake Conservation Area) – Weekend Trip
June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm
This hut is in the Oteake Conservation Area, just to the south of the Waitaki Valley. It is 15 km and 4 to 5 hours to get to the hut. The plan for the weekend is as follows …
Saturday: Start at Backyards Road, which runs off SH83 through the Waitaki Valley (before Sailors Cutting), and walk 5 km on a 4WD track before getting to conservation land. Then follow a marked route for 7.5 km through private land, and then a further 2.5km to Otamatapaio Hut. The route follows an old farm track along the river for most of the way.
Sunday: Explore the area further up behind the hut, then walk back out the same way to the cars.
Contact: Catherine 027 716 3518