Richmond Range - Red Hills Traverse
This extended trip which includes the Richmond Range Alpine Route traverses the backbone of the Richmond Range and includes the Red Hills at the southerly end. The southerly portion is rougher, sidling high above the upper Wairoa river and with some exposure around high points south of Red Hills Peak. However there are two options with the other by passing the high traverse of the Red Hills travelling to the west via Hunters & Porters Creek huts.
It is only suitable for experienced and well-equipped groups. There is little or no formed track in many places, the terrain is steep and rugged, and good fitness and navigation skills are needed. A compass, the relevant 1:50,000 Topo50 maps and the Mt Richmond Forest Park map should be carried.
|Doc Track info: See attachments section below which incorporates part of the route.|
|Tramper website track info: http://tramper.co.nz/?1943|
|Image Gallery: Richmond Range trip Xmas 2011|
|Notes: Te Araroa Route Notes|