This is the big day, but devoid of any real incline so easily doable. Be prepared to be awestruck by the recurring views over Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds as you skirt across the escarpment. Whoever designed this track was a walker, because the track takes full advantage of the landscape’s scenic appeal. From time to time there are sections thick with beech and tree ferns, creating a welcoming cocoon like experience. The highlight of this day is about the consistency of gorgeous scenery this track has to offer. Of special note, however, is Eatwell lookout and its’ 360 degree views over Endeavour Inlet and Bay of Many Coves.
Walking: Moderate to Challenging / 24 kms / 7 – 8.5 hrs
Elevation: + 1288m / -1277m / Max height 469m
Meals: Breakfast, walkers lunch and dinner at accommodation
Accommodation: Either Portage Hotel, Raetihi Lodge or Lochmara in ensuite rooms