This short walk starts in Awa Awa Rata Reserve and climbs gently through native bush before joining the end of the metalled road through the reserve.
Mount Hutt Forest can be accessed from Awa Awa Rata Reserve at the end of McLennans Bush Road. This road is off Arundel Rakaia Gorge Road and is 12.5 km from Methven.
The area can also be accessed from Mount Hutt Skifield access road. During summer, there is a locked gate at Scotts Saddle – you will need to walk from here.
Wasps may be present in high numbers, particularly during summer. Consider carrying an antihistamine product and if you are allergic to stings, ensure you bring your medication.