Mackenzie Basin routes

Mackenzie Basin routes

Ruataniwha Conservation Park - Maitland Hut to Snowy Gorge Hut


Time: 3 hr

A poled route to the head of the Maitland valley crosses the pass at 1352 metres and continues down to Snowy Gorge Hut.

Getting there

The Mackenzie Basin is situated in the centre of New Zealand's South Island. It features mountains, lakes, rivers, beech forest remnants and rolling tussock country.

Most of the routes mentioned here are relatively easy to access and take the tramper into some wonderful high country.


Feature Value Info


South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzieTwizel


  • Walking
  • Free


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