Mikonui Flat Hut, Mikonui Valley

A first tramp for a few kids probably. Nice and close to the road end, in a gorgeous wee valley.

Located: Mikonui Valley, near Ross. From SH8, drive up the Totara valley. Map – BV18.

Access: Benched track and river flats with a river crossing. About 4km, around 1hour adult walking time.

Hut features: Standard 6 bunk. Reasonable condition. Good working fire. Lovely creek next to hut and track over to Upper Tuke provides a good day walk, beautiful gorge.

Negatives: Sandflies are a bit of a problem (we were grateful for the net we had) but mostly okay with door shut. River crossing – we were there late summer and hardly got our boots wet but as with all unbridged rivers, take care and be aware of the potential to rise.

Visited: Clark family, Feb 2013.

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