“Heart of Hinewai” Circuit with Hugh Wilson and Paul Newport
The 4-5 hour circle takes in much of the diversity that Hinewai offers – regenerating bush, majestic old-growth red beech forest, ancient podocarps, wildlife (especially birds), streams, waterfalls, lookouts with amazing views, guides with intimate knowledge of the Reserve, and time to linger at the Visitors Centre near the end. Reasonable fitness is needed as the circuit descends from 500m down to 200m, then an altitude gain of 400m before the return down West Track – finally 50m from the Visitors Centre back up to the Wahanui (Main Entrance) Carpark.
Walk Length: 4-5 hours, 6.5km. Walk climbs to about 500m
Walk Difficulty: TRAMP - Track mostly unformed with prolonged up and down
Wear sturdy walking boots. Bring lunch, snacks, water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen, layered clothing including waterproof jacket
Please be aware that credit card fees apply to bookings.