A permit is required for travel in the Saxton Valley between Saxton and Top Gordon Huts between 1 January and 30 April. During this time travel is only permitted in an upstream direction. This ensures the cattle stay high in the valley. Apply to the Wairau / Renwick Office.
NZTopo50 map sheet: BS26
Grid/NZTM2000 coordinates: E1615900, N5357721
Before you go, buy 1 Standard Hut Ticket (blue for adults, yellow for youth) for each night's stay. Put this in the honesty box at the hut. Or buy a Backcountry Hut Pass that gives unlimited use at most Standard and Serviced huts for a 6 or 12 month period.