Cascade Saddle Route

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Time: 2 days, Distance: Approx. 60 km

The Cascade Saddle is a challenging alpine route suitable for fit walkers over the warmer summer months.

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9 reviews with the most recent first

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Florian Baum

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome glaciers, great views - especially from the Cascade Saddle (one of my favourite places in New Zealand!).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Regina Baum

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of variation, fantastic views from the saddle, not too crowded.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sarah Jane O'Reilly

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful sight at the top.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely must do this if you're doing the Dart Rees. The view is incredible and it's not all that challenging to get there. The Pylon is a good bit further but also worth doing if you've got the time

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Tobias Sowade

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Six hour track one way. Very steep (dangerous if wet!!), but worth it. Especially if you go up to see the sunset, camp and see the sunrise on top of Mt Pylon. Perfect track if you are looking for some Edelweiss.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Martin Guillaume

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, really steep.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Boi Sagarra

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Huge mountains, glaciers, valleys...enormous!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Carmel

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Not very easy but worth the climb, the view is breathtaking.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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familytravellers

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular scenery, so the steep and hard climb (1300m) is well rewarded!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

9 reviews with the most recent first

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Florian Baum's avatar

Florian Baum

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome glaciers, great views - especially from the Cascade Saddle (one of my favourite places in New Zealand!).

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 93 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

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Regina Baum's avatar

Regina Baum

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of variation, fantastic views from the saddle, not too crowded.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Sarah Jane O'Reilly

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful sight at the top.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Alex

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Absolutely must do this if you're doing the Dart Rees. The view is incredible and it's not all that challenging to get there. The Pylon is a good bit further but also worth doing if you've got the time

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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Tobias Sowade

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Six hour track one way. Very steep (dangerous if wet!!), but worth it. Especially if you go up to see the sunset, camp and see the sunrise on top of Mt Pylon. Perfect track if you are looking for some Edelweiss.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

Avoid Camping Fines!

The only camping map where each location is approved by every regional council in NZ. So if it shows on the map, you’re allowed to stay.

The Rankers Camping NZ app, is also in association with…

Martin Guillaume's avatar

Martin Guillaume

France

Ranking: 9/10

Beautiful, really steep.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in March 2012

Boi Sagarra's avatar

Boi Sagarra

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

Huge mountains, glaciers, valleys...enormous!!

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

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Carmel

Israel

Ranking: 10/10

Not very easy but worth the climb, the view is breathtaking.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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familytravellers

Ranking: 10/10

Spectacular scenery, so the steep and hard climb (1300m) is well rewarded!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009