Copland Valley   

A long beautiful valley on the West Coast. There is a track that goes all the way to a basin below the Copland Pass at the head of the valley.

Where Track Time Total
Road to start of Welcome flat  Good track 7 hours
To basin under Copland pass (1400m) Good track, but overgrown in parts  7 hours 14 hours
To Copland Pass Scree, snow, and steep rock 3 hours 17 hours
Return   15 hours 32 hours
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Below Castle Rock Hut

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Track Waterfall Rata Ruera Rocks
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Up valley Welcome Flat Scott creek Valley head Side stream

Above Castle Rock Hut

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Copland pass Across river Camp Down valley
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Sefton massif Banks range Banks range Copland pass
Except after heavy rain, it used to be possible to rock-hop all the streams on the way to Welcome Flat Hut, but DOC destroyed the tracks that made this possible. They should be restored.

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