Another wild west coast valley and river, with rough tracks, a great hut and magnificent scenery.
This trip page is for inspiration only, and is collated by the editor of this site from many sources of information. These are cited in the text below. Featured image is credit to Dulkara Martig.
Wanganui Valley Track to Hunters Hut
About 5 hours of solid west coast valley track travel up to Hunters Hut.
Take a look at the DOC webpage on the Wanganui Valley to learn more about the huts and track descriptions.
The Wanganui River (III / V) from Hunters Hut
Mostly a class III paddle, with one class IV/V rapid which is easy to see from above and to portage.
Take a look at Dulkara Martig’s blog post on this trip and feast your eyes on Dean Parkers video above.
Also worth reading the Lower Wanganui river description on Rivers.org.nz.