Mt Arthur HutBeginner - Intermediate
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Back country - remote
Out and Back
Undulating, small hills only
Native bushOpen ridges/tops
Beginner - Intermediate
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Beautiful alpine environment complete with birdsong and native bush. Great views once you get near the hut. Upon reaching the Mt Arthur Hut, continue past it for 5-10 minutes following the trail to the plateau above before turning around. These are the best views of the Tasman Bay and Kahurangi National Park.
Features of interest
Well maintained track, great signage. The track is mostly uphill on the way out, mostly downhill on the way back with a few flat areas. Toilets can be found at Flora Carpark and at the Mt Arthur Hut.
Make Up of Run
Easy Single Track: 100%
The following trails overlap with this run to some degree. You may wish to combine them but please note that to qualify for FKTs on these runs you should record a separate Strava activity for each
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Drive to Flora Car Park - 4 wheel drive vehicle recommended and check road is open before departing as it is sometimes closed after heavy rains or snow.
Parking at Flora Carpark. Own vehicle (4 wheel drive recommended) required.
Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .
Follow the signs to Mt Arthur Hut on the way out, and to Flora CarPark on the way back.
Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Windproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone.
Water should be available at Mt Arthur Hut but after a dry spell it shouldn't be relied upon.
Care needed in winter on both the access road and the trail as this is an alpine environment and the weather can close in suddenly. Check the foreceast and be prepared with appropriate clothing and food/water.
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