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Grade Easy+. Map(s) BW20. Approximate cost $30 + hut fees. List Closes: 22 Feb.

Departure Point: Z Station Papanui

We drive to the start of the walk at Harper village, leave the cars at the car park and walk up the river valley to Hamilton hut. This is a modern DOC hut which sleeps 20 and has room for tents too. We can't guarantee a bunk for the night so bring a tent if you can. There is running water inside the hut. Great views from the balcony .This would be a great trip for someone just starting on weekend trips. Its basically a flat 17.5 km walk up the valley (which we will take at a leisurely pace) with river crossings. You will get wet feet, theres no way to avoid that , but most crossings are just ankle deep. A good way to use your river crossing lessons if you went to any of the river crossing courses. We stay at the hut Saturday night and relax/socialise and in the morning return to the cars. Please contact the leader if you are unsure about the gear you will need to bring along. 8am departure. Hut fees $15