What to bring:
- Pack with large waterproof/plastic liner
- A comfortable small day-backpack to carry your lunch
- Lunch box
- Torch and spare batteries
- Personal toiletries including insect repellent, sunscreen, blister kits, antihistamines (for bee/wasp stings)
- Drink Bottle: it is advisable to drink regularly during the day
- Warm and wet weather gear
- Sensible worn-in walking / biking boots or shoes
- Woolen hat, sun hat
- First aid kit
There are several small creeks to cross so you may also get wet feet - bring at least one change of clothes. There are no drying facilities at the huts other than fire places and drying racks.
We restrict the weight of your luggage to be carried to one bag weighing 15kg per person.
What will the weather be like?
Throughout the season there will be some cold, rainy and some extremely hot conditions so please ensure you and your group are prepared for all weather, as conditions may be very changeable.
To be prepared you should check the weather forecast for the days that you are planning to be here at Hukarere Station.
It is essential to carry a water bottle, and drink regularly whilst walking / riding to avoid dehydration. The streams you cross have pristine water where you can fill up your bottles. There is clean drinking water at each hut.
Regular water testing is not carried out, however if you are at all concerned you can boil the water for at least 3 minutes first.
Any person with a reasonably good level of fitness can enjoy any of the untouched adventures. The fitter you are the more you are likely to enjoy the experience.
What happens in an emergency?
Each party will be given a two way radio to call the homestead in case of an emergency. There are "pockets" of cell phone coverage on the higher hills of the station. There will be a fee of $150 if you need to be transported out due to personal injury or illness.
Is there any chance of getting around by helicopter?
Yes there is. Get a real feel for the vastness and magnificence of the landscape by helicopter. Contact us to design your trip.