Moonlight tops hut

Leader
Leader: 
Dion Pont
Trip
Date Start: 
Sat, 15.09.2018
Destination: 
Moonlight tops hut
Status: 
Done
Private: 
No
Description: 

 


This tramp is a overnight trip to visit the new Moonlight tops hut. Drive down the Westcoast to the Moonlight valley,near Blackball.Head up valley on a dirt road to the moonlight track carpark.On the track you pass  remnants of the area's gold mining history.Along the track at the head of the valley on the uphill climb you pass the derelict Meikes hut around 2 hours walk.Cross the creek pass the hut and follow track up onto the tops,on the Paparoa range,These tops are where the new Pike 29 Memorial track is being developed,which is opening in 2019.Climb to ridge line just before the 1104  high point then drop down a ridge line to 1000m to the new Moonlight tops hut.The hut hasn't been opened yet, so we will probably have to tent.We can check out the new hut and biv near by.Some of you can explore the nice flat tops on the range.The hut faces West,so we mite have a incredible Tasman sea sunset. The next day walk back same way walked in.

 

Maps
Map Series Old: 
Pararoa National Park
Map Series New: 
BT20
Grading
Grade: 
M
Scale determination: 
Manual
Distance: 
11km
Climb: 
914m
Track: 
0.4
Overnight Pack: 
Overnight pack on hardest day.
Cost
Sealed: 
520 km
Unsealed: 
14 km