Julia Flat & Hot Pools

Leader
Leader: 
Ray Salisbury
Trip
Date Start: 
Fri, 30.03.2018
Destination: 
Julia Flat & Hot Pools
Status: 
Programme
Private: 
No
Duration: 
4d
Description: 

Email or TXT Ray 021 135 8739 by Tuesday night

EASTER Weekend | Friday to Monday | Arthur's Pass National Park

Julia Huts & Hot Spring Soaking

Friday: Drive down the West Coast, and turn inland towards Arthurs Pass. Walk up Taipo River flats to Dillons Homestead or Hut (9km).

Saturday: Stumble up valley past Mid Taipo Hut to soak in hot springs and stay at the twin Julia Huts. (14km)

Sunday: Enjoy a sleep-in, and second soak, before cruising off down-river to Mid-Taipo Hut. (7km)

Monday: Return down valley & frequent various other 'watering holes' as we drive home. (16km)

BACK-UP PLAN (if inclement wx)

Explore the huts around Lake Sumner (Gabriel & Jollie Brook Huts circuit).

Maps
Map Series New: 
Topo50 Map BV20
Grading
Grade: 
M
Scale determination: 
Calculation
Distance: 
16km
Climb: 
350m
Track: 
0.4
Overnight Pack: 
Overnight pack on hardest day.
Cost
Sealed: 
600 km
Unsealed: 
0 km