Bridge crossing the Liverpool Stream
Image: Jess Clark | ©
15 km one way return via same track
Time: 3 hr 30 min - 4 hr
Distance: 14 km
Follow the West Matukituki Track from Raspberry Creek car park to Pearl Flat.
Time: 2 hr - 2 hr 30 min
Distance: 1 km
From Pearl Flat, cross the swing bridge at Liverpool Stream. The track to Liverpool Hut (1,100 m) is a steep and often slippery climb to the bushline. Above the bush the track initially leads across steep exposed shingle, rock and tussock terrain before bearing left up an easier tussock slope to reach a knoll overlookingthe hut. Note: When the hut is first sighted, do not sidle across to the hut below this knoll.
Liverpool Hut Track is in the Matukituki valley, an hour’s drive west from Wanaka.
Swing bridges: There's a limit to the number people allowed on the swing bridges at any one time – be prepared to wait at each end if numbers allowed have been reached.
Be avalanche alert: This area has terrain that can produce avalanches that cross the track, usually from May into November. View avalanche information and the terrain rating for this track.
Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.