Matukituki -- West Branch   

This spectacular valley is about one hour from Wanaka.

Walk Time Refs Comments
a Car park to the Rob Roy valley 3h return MN p.83
Tourist track photos
b Car park to the Aspiring Hut 2h MN p.77
1 hr by bike on farm track photos
c Aspiring Hut to Pearl Flat 2h MN p.78 easy track photos
d Pearl Flat to the head of the valley 6h return MN p.80 good track to open area photos
e Pearl flat to Liverpool bivvy and beyond 2.5h to hut MN p.81 steep track, exposed photos
f Pearl flat to French ridge hut 3.5h to hut MN p.81 steep track photos
g Aspiring Hut to Cascade saddle and beyond 4h to pylon MN p.82 steep track to pylon photos
MN = Moir's Guide North (available from DOC).
Blue text and thumbnails are links

a. Rob Roy valley

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W Matukituki Rob Roy Peak Waterfall Rob Roy stream Cataracts Rob Roy Peak

b. To Aspiring hut

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From road Matukituki Governer's ridge

c. Aspiring hut to Pearl flat

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Islington Cascade Saddle Cascade Saddle Waterfall
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Shovel Flat Shovel Flat Shovel Flat Shovel Flat

d. Pearl flat to the head of the valley

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Mist below Valley head Valley head Down valley Ugly gulley Down valley Head of valley

e. Pearl flat to the Liverpool bivvy and beyond

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Aspiring Liverpool bivvy Arawata saddle Arawata saddle Mt Barff Arawata saddle

f. Pearl flat to French ridge

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Sunrise Gloomy gorge Rob Roy
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French Quarterdeck Avalanche

g. Aspiring hut to the Cascade saddle (to the Dart and Rees, see here)

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Aspiring Matukituki Aspiring Matukituki Mt Maori
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Kea Heads Leap Kea Matukituki Aspiring
For the Matukituki to Dart (Cascade Saddle) and Rees, see here.

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