Canterbury, Korowai-Torlesse Tussocklands Park
Though not designated as a conservation park this, is of major interest for shorter day and overnight trips. It sits astride SH73, the Arthur's Pass Highway, and receives much more attention that its larger and more spectacular neighbours, particularly in the Porters Pass area where a large number of mostly unmarked routes lead to the high, bare tops.
- John Hayward Memorial Hut in the Kowai River, near the base of Porters Pass, makes a great day trip or weekend escape to explore the Torlesse Range. From here climbs can be made to The Gap, Castle Hill Peak, and Mt Torlesse
- A round trip taking in Mt Torlesse, Junction Peak, Red Peak and the upper Kowai could be made in a long day from the hut It is also possible to cross the range to Broken River and the historic Avoca Homestead which is available for accommodation.
Reproduced from an article in Wilderness Magazine