A number of hiking adventures awaits you. There are six huts maintained by the Department of Conservation on the far side of Lake Rotoroa. The two huts on the lake's edge have two way radios linked back to our office and the water taxi. This allows you to change arrangements, if required. All huts have beds, a fireplace and external toilets. To use the huts purchase tickets from Department of Conservation offices before you arrive.
The hiking trips can vary from an afternoon to several days. The most popular trip, to the magnificent Blue Lake, is eight hours in and eight hours out. We recommend that you break up the length of the trip by over nighting in the huts and spending at least two nights at Blue Lake, to rest, explore and enjoy.
All tracks are well designated and marked with orange triangles. All wilderness treks requires trekkers to be prepared for changes in weather and circumstances. We can advise you further when you call or email us.
3. Sabine jetty to West Sabine to Blue Lake is 8 hours. We recommend that you overnight at each hut.
4. Blue Lake over Moss Pass to D'Urville Valley (George Lyon hut) is 6 hours and stay overnight.
5. Blue Lake over Waiau Pass to St James walkway is 8 hours - this is an optional excursion. (You should be an experienced trekker to do this walk).
6. D'Urville jetty to Morgan's hut is 4 hours.
7. Morgan's hut to George Lyon's hut is 4 hours.
8. George Lyon's hut to Blue Lake over Moss Pass is 6 hours.
Note: With the exception of Trek 5, the whole of the above is a circuit.
9. Landcare jetty to Mt Misery hut is 4 hours one way. (Note this trek is steep, but the views make up for the effort).
Note: There are several other trips and circuits which we can explain when you contact us.