The track and private lodges are managed by the Tuatapere Hump Track Charitable Trust. Advance booking and payment is required for the use of the track and lodges. Permits must be picked up in advance from the Hump Ridge Track
office in Tuatapere. For more information, visit the Hump Ridge Track website
Features: Commonly Backpacked
Dogs: No Dogs
This section of the Hump Ridge Track
leaves behind the historic remnants of Port Craig, and strikes out on a more roughhewn singletrack. While the going is still pretty easy, there are some roots and mud to contend with, and you may find yourself wishfully reminiscing about perfectly constructed boardwalks, but you soon will be too immersed in the scenery to miss them too badly.
The track contours along the coast with glimpses of the of the clear, blue-green water through the trees. You'll pass Camp Creek, and continue hiking through dense woods with a few small stream crossings. Eventually, the trail winds down a small hillside to end at Breakneck Creek and Blowhole Beaches.
Lowland podocarp forest. Many birds such as robins, bellbirds, tomtits, fantails, tuī, and wood pigeons.