Important Notes

Huts Access

Apply for your Huts access at least 48 hours before you leave home. 

Check the weather before you go

The weather in New Zealand can change from a warm sunny day to freezing rain in a short time, particularly in the high country. It is most important to check the long range forecast before you leave home.   Always carry adequate wet weather gear  regardless of the forecast.   These are just three of the  many sites available to get up to date weather advice for planning your trip.

New Zealand Avalanche Advisory

NIWA Weather: Mt Tapuae-o-Uenuku

BEACON HIRE:    Plb's can be hired from Nelson Area Locator Beacon Trust  at a very reasonable cost. Local Blenheim agent Paul Rennie phone 03 5785311

Crampons and Ice Axes can be hired from Marlborough Tramping Club  Contact Greg by Txting 027 2270944

River water.   Feb 24    We have just  been advised that the water in the lower Hodder is tasting "earthy" and may have been the cause of an upset stomach.  This is the first instance we have reported but  take precautions and boil or treat the water if you can. 

Photos  Have a look under the photo tab as well to get an idea of the terrain you will encounter.

Shin Hut    The Shin Hut marked on the map is on private property not part of Conservation Land.   

Video   Before you head off to climb Tappy  check out this awesome video that Tim Sutton posted on our face book page after their epic adventure. Sea to Summit to Sea.  Biking, hiking climbing.