Introduction

This mainly unmarked loop route travels the Leatham Conservation Area and into the magnificent Molesworth Recreation Reserve, traversing mountain tops and tussocky valleys.

56 km loop

Walking and tramping

4 - 5 days Expert: Route

Seasonal restrictions

A permit is required for travel above Saxton Hut between 1 January and 30 April. Allow 10 working days for us to receive and process your application. Apply online for an activity permit from the Wairau/Renwick Office. 

Dog access

No dogs

Your safety is your responsibility

Take the right gear to keep yourself safe on your tramp

Tell someone your plans using the Outdoors Intentions form including when to raise the alarm if you haven't returned.

Follow the Land Safety Code.

Contacts

Rotoiti / Nelson Lakes Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 521 1806
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   nelsonlakesvc@doc.govt.nz
Address:   View Road
St Arnaud
Postal Address:   PO Box 55
St Arnaud 7053
Whakatū / Nelson Office
Phone:   03 546 3298
Email:   nelson@doc.govt.nz
Address:   Monro State Building
186 Bridge Street
Nelson 7010
Postal Address:   Private Bag 5
Nelson 7042
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