Download the adventure map (PDF, 2,765K) and check out what you can do.
Know before you go
- 1 hr 40 mins up to the Packhorse Hut and 50 mins to one hour down back to the carpark
- It moves from a gradual incline to steeper sections and good footwear is recommended
- The Packhorse Hut is a bookable hut and you can extend your adventure overnight by booking online
- Toilets at the top
- There is ongaonga (native stinging nettle) off the track, please stay on the track
- No dogs allowed on site
What to bring
Go and explore
Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.
Take SH75 to Kaituna Valley Road. Turn left into Parkinsons Road approximately 6 km up the valley. Park near the road end where the track starts. This offers much more secure parking than Gebbies Pass.
Claim your reward
Tell us the Packhorse Hut code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.
Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.
Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.