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Copland Track - Welcome Flat Hut

Intermediate

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10.3 mile 16.6 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,610' 491 m
Descent: -347' -106 m
High: 1,537' 468 m
Low: 140' 43 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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A scenic hike up the Copland River to hot springs.

Russell Hobart

Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Booking of the hut required. Boil water.

Description

Leaving the parking lot, you can follow the orange markings to rock hop your way across Rough Creek. This is not recommended when there are high waters.

From there the trail is clear and well-marked.The first few miles of the trail follow the river as it spread over a large gravely flood plain.

After passing the confluence of the Karangarua River with the Copland, the river becomes thinner and steeper. After six miles you come upon the Arcitect Creek hut which is a good spot to take a break.

From here the trail gets steeper as it clings to the side of the canyon walls. You make a couple of creek crossing on bridges before you finally arrive at the Welcome Flat Hut.

Enjoy the hot springs.

Flora & Fauna

The canopy is dominated by the Southern Rata which has beautiful red flowers.

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Creek crossing along the way
Oct 3, 2019 near Mount C…, NZ
The Copland River and Mount Cook
Oct 3, 2019 near Mount C…, NZ

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