The East Matukituki Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park offers access to some spectacular scenery for experienced hikers.
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The main track up the East Branch of the Matukituki River provides several options. Ford the Matukituki River at Cameron Flat. If the river is high use the Otago Boys High Bridge, one hour upstream on the river’s West Branch. It connects with a side track to the Glacier Burn, and continues up the river to Junction Flat. From that flat there’s a side route to the Kitchener Valley and Rock of Ages Biv. There is also the option of the route up the true left of the river’s East Branch to Ruth Flat and a traverse over the range to the Wilkin Valley. This should only be attempted by experienced parties. The grassy river flats are leasehold farm land. Please respect this and do not disturb the stock.

  • Cameron Flat to Glacier Burn, Time: 2 hours
  • Cameron Flat to Junction Flat. Time: 2.5 hours
  • Junction Flat to Rock of Ages Biv, Time: 1.5 hours

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