DAY 3: Viaducts, Waitutu Lodge
Walk 5 - 6 hours / 16km
Heading west along
the South Coast track we cross the spectacular
Percy Burn viaduct, the highest remaining wooden
viaduct in the world.
destination tonight is the Waitutu Lodge set just
across the Wairaurahiri River in the Waitutu Forest.
Wairaurahiri River, Lake
Jet boating time: 1 and 1/2 hours
Take a short walk in the Waitutu
Forest with giant rimu and totara trees hundreds
of years old. The Wairaurahiri River is said to
be New Zealand's steepest river with rock strewn
rapids leading from the southern ocean up to Lake
Hauroko. Access to country
like this is why the Hamilton jet was invented.
Return by road to Tuatapere.