Maitland Hut via Maitland Track

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Maitland Hut via Maitland Track is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Twizel, Canterbury, New Zealand that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 12.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,963 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

Note: You MUST obtain permission from Lake Ohau Station (+64 3 438 9663) to walk across the private land at the start of the track. This track leads you through beautiful backcountry terrain and offers views of Lake Ohau. Maitland Hut is a standard 4-bunk hut with a first-come first-served policy.

18 days ago

Be sure to call ahead for your private property permit. This hike starts out on a 4-wheel drive track that is a steady climb up with great views for a couple miles. But then the "hard" part of the hike begins. We gave it a shot, but decided it was too dangerous due to steepness, loose rocks & loose terrain...we turned back with no regrets. We are 65+ & have 15 more days in NZ!! Again we enjoyed the beauty of this area on the way down.

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no shade
off trail
over grown
private property
rocky
19 days ago

This was ranked as hard and shouldn’t be underestimated. About 6km in the track goes down a steep hill and across rock slides. Beautiful view on way up but you will see where I had to turn back. Definitely need poles and a safety beacon.

hiking
Thu Dec 06 2018