DESC Traverse Orongas to Wairarapa via the crossing. Awesome route. Bit tricky to find the hut in the middle valley.
The climb from Oronga side starts on the north side of the ridge
The Wharapapa hut is by a stone cairn…you will need to look carefully for the track to the hut as it isn’t marked. The DOC track starts behind the hut.
The track down to Wharepapa from Oronga side is v poorly marked so you will need to do some careful track finding. If you lose track sidle left and right to you hit it. V muddy and much tree fall
The rest of the tracks are v wel maintained DOC tracks
The Wairarapa dairy farm you need to go through isnt marked at all so i would suggest going W-E
DIST 24 K