What to expect
We’ll start the day in traditional Kiwi fashion by grabbing a coffee on the way to the car park. Following the first winding section and the nearby river, Coda will show off her navigational skills while I explain the hydro scheme going on in the area.
After a steady ascent through ever-changing terrain, we’ll find ourselves on the tops with panoramic views over the Kapiti Coast and surrounding peaks. A few lookouts on the way make for a perfect lunch spot, before the final push to our accommodation for the night. The climbs are goodies, that’s for sure, but we’re in no rush on this track and I’d like to take the chance to stop and give you some education on the surrounding landscapes.
Burn Hut is located in a sheltered spur and after we’ve unpacked our bags, it’s time to explore the area. Simply follow Coda and you’re sure to find something interesting – our Tararua Range is full of native wildlife, curious-looking plants and mysterious noises from deep in the bush. Why else would we have a track called “Goblin Forest”?
The following day features another walk over the tops before we head back down to the car park by boulder-hopping over small creeks and navigating our way through the dense Tararua Forest. I can’t wait to show you this place.
Did you know that New Zealand is the first country in the world to see the new day? If we get up early enough, you’ll be one of the first people on earth to see the sunrise. The stunning location will make this even more special… Don’t miss out on this local track and join us on our next trip