Mitre Flats Track

Image: Mark Anderson | Creative Commons


The Barra Track follows the Waingawa River to Mitre Flats and Mitre Flats Hut.

Track overview

8.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

8 - 9 hr return Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track


The track passes along the true left of the Waingawa River, reaching Mitre Flats (and hut) in 4 - 5 hours. The return trip can be completed in 8 - 9 hours. You can enter and exit the Northern Crossing via this track.

Getting there

From Masterton turn off State Highway 2 into Upper Plain Road and then into Upper Waingawa Road to the Pines carpark where the Barra Track begins.

Know before you go

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.


Kapiti Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 4 384 7770
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   18 - 32 Manners Street
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
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