Track Details

  • Poads Rd to Te Matawai Hut: 12.5km
  • Te Matawai Hut to Arete Hut: 4km
  • Arete Hut to Tarn Ridge Hut: 5.3km
  • Tarn Ridge Hut to Mitre Flats Hut: 7.4km
  • Mitre Flats Hut to The Pines: 7km

One of four classic tramps in the Tararuas, the Northern Crossing links the Ohau and Waingawa catchments. Depending on weather conditions it can take between three to five days to complete. It is recommended for experienced trampers only, 

and requires good navigation and map reading skills.

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