Another wander in the Tararua's with such fine weather, and again the destination is Poads Road. This time its a Friday night walk to North Ohau hut. River so shallow and warm, a very easy stroll with crawlies in the farm stream, fleeting glimpses of eels, and the occasional spider out for a swim.
North Ohau hut is a four bunker just like Elder, except its got a fire in it.
Sat in the sun for a few hours at Te Matawai relaxing before heading off.
2139 Left Poads Road
2239 In the Ohau river
2254 PAssing fly camp
0031 North Ohau hut
1332 Left North Ohau hut heading up Toilet track
1453 On ridge near 897
1607 Into Mangahoa river for a picnic
1717 Up onto track heading to Girdlestone saddle
1846 Girdlestone saddle
1946 Te Matawai hut
1226 Left Te Matawai hut
1232 Otaki River turnoff
1242 Yeates track
1305 South Ohau hut
1436 Left South Ohau hut heading down river
1536 North and South Ohau juntion
1602 Out of river on track
1656 Poads Road
Map of the Interesting Bit