Located: In the Tararuas. Waiarapa. Closest town is Masterton. Track leaves from Mt Holdsworth road end.
Access: About 3 hours max of walking time with a 4 and 6 year old, maybe a little bit less. This doesn’t include stops. That maybe added on 30 minutes or so. You walk alongside a river and there are a number of places where you can go down to it.
Part of the track description is here:
Hut features: Excellent condition. Best to book a bed online before you go as quite popular with families. There were unbooked people sleeping on the floor the Saturday night we were there. Right next to a river. Other huts to walk to. We just went in and out for the night, but other groups with kids had been there for two nights and done a day walk / played at the river for a day. Lots of bridges and swing bridges on the track. Our kids enjoyed counting them!
Issues: Track in excellent condition. There was one small slip on the track when we went. Not bad, but had to be scrambled around.
Visited by: Heather and family, April 2015