A challenging hike through native beech forest to Brewster Hut which offer great views of Mt. Aspiring National Park
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The track starts from Fantail Falls, crosses the Haast River, and climbs steadily through beech forest to the bushline. From here the track continues up a snow grass face and on to the predominant ridge leading up towards Mt Armstrong. The 12-bunk Brewster Hut (no heating) is next to a small tarn, just off the ridge to the right. It is possible to continue up the ridge and on to the top of Mt Armstrong, which is about 2 hours from the hut. This track is not recommended in winter due to snow and ice. Caution is required when crossing the Haast River after heavy rainfall. Check track conditions with the Department of Conservation’s Wānaka office.

  • Start: Fantial Falls, SH6, Haast Pass-Makarora
  • Time: 3 – 4 hours (one way)
  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Grade: Steep, straight up and down. Recommended for experienced hikers only

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