The walk to Waiopehu Hut is a straightforward but steady climb up a ridgeline. Lovely dense forest surrounds the track to the hut, which sits near the bushline. The hut ostensibly has remarkable views out to Levin and the coast—surely a great introduction to tramping for the member of our party who was new to the activity. Of course, we received dense low cloud the whole time we were up there.
I’d like to come back here in better weather and potentially create a longer loop with Gable End Ridge.
The best view we got from the track, out towards Levin. After this point, we rose into the cloud.Waiopehu Hut in the morningDescending down the trail into foggy forest, shortly after the hutSpiderweb alongside the trackMarlborough Sounds while flying out of Wellington the evening after the tramp