Top Dingle Hut Track
Located in Ahuriri Conservation Park in the Canterbury region
IntroductionA track climbs from Ahuriri valley over Dingleburn Pass and descends to Top Dingle Hut in Dingle Burn valley.
A well-formed track rises from the Ahuriri valley to Dingle Burn Saddle (1448 m). From the saddle snowpoles mark a steep descent to Top Dingle Hut in Dingle Burn valley. From Top Dingle Hut the tracks continues to Lake Hawea. For more detail about the track from Lake Hawea to Top Dingle Hut see Dingle Burn Track.
The Dingle Burn Hut Track zig zags upwards from Ahuriri valley floor
Turn off SH8 onto Birchwood Road, 17 km south of Omarama. The turnoff is signposted for Ahuriri Conservation Park. The road is suitable for cars until the conservation park boundary 21 km down Birchwood Road. After that a high clearance 4WD vehicle is required to travel the 7 km to the start of the track.
Map: NZTopo50 BZ14 Mount Barth
Dogs on a lead can be taken on the track up to Dingleburn Pass, however they must be confined to your vehicle on the drive up Birchwood Road as you are passing through private farmland. Note: dogs are not permitted past Top Dingle Burn Hut.
Stay safe in the outdoors
- Take the right gear for your trip: Walking and tramping gear lists.
- Tell a trusted person your plans and when to raise the alarm if you haven’t returned. Send them the information directly, or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk.
- Follow the five essential steps of the Land Safety Code.
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