DESC A classic Tararua iNTERMEDIATE/BEGINNER  Run. Up Marchant down Block XVI cross river if not too high back along other side and out via Smiths Shelter and Puffer….

If river is too high then you will need to take the track not v well maintained on the Nth side of river…Beware the slips and you will have to do some nav to link up the non maintained bits of track

GPX: Block XVI Loop

DIST 28km

TIME 6 hours

ALT 1200m


The map shows returning on poorly maintained track i suggest cross to other side if possible track is much better