The 80 km Travers–Sabine Circuit reaches deep into the heart of the mountains of Nelson Lakes National Park. Tranquil beech forests, fields of waving tussocks, 2000 metre-high mountains and clear rushing streams are highlights of the journey.
The circuit requires 4–7 days to complete and involves a crossing of Travers Saddle, an alpine pass subject to freezing conditions at any time of year. There are a number of additional extensions, one of the most popular is spending a night at Angelus hut.
Most of the track is classified as a tramping track. It is well marked and although most rivers and streams are bridged, after heavy rain there are a number of streams which may not be safe to cross. Sturdy boots and a good standard of fitness are recommended and warm, waterproof clothing is essential.
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|Image Gallery: Private Trip, April 2005|