Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

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Mt Arthur Hut

Motueka, Tasman

Submitted by Talei Hayward

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 22

Gnarl Factor: 23

8.6km

450m

450m

1331m

  

  

  

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Trail Map

Type of Run

Back country - remote

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup

100%

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +14.1%

Average Downhill Gradient: -14.1%

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Estimated Times to Run

2:00

Slow

1:30

Moderate

1:00

Fast

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.

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.

Parking at Flora Carpark. Own vehicle (4 wheel drive recommended) required.

31 km

43 minutes

Unknown

No

Easy.

Follow the signs to Mt Arthur Hut on the way out, and to Flora CarPark on the way back.

Generally good.

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.

Trail Legend

LW

Lynda Watson

has completed Mt Arthur Hut once in the last year.

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