Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track


With views of Southland, Te Waewae Bay, Lakes Poteriteri and Hauroko this track provides a wide variety of scenery passing through landscapes that include coastline, the world famous Waitutu coastal marine terraces, podocarp and beech forest, to sub alpine settings and spectacular sandstone outcrops.

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day/2 night walking experience.

The track is managed and operated by the Tuatapere Hump Track Charitable Trust. The 53 kilometre circuit track starts from Bluecliff Beach at the Rarakau Farm carpark. The first night is spent at Okaka Hut on the Hump Ridge with the second night at Port Craig Village, then returning via Bluecliffs Beach.

Between six to nine hours walking is required each day to complete the track.

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55 kms


3 days


Track open all year round - facilities are reduced during the winter months May to October.

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