The Cameron Valley’s entrance is a spectacular gorge with towering bluffs and a cascading waterfall. The track starts from the Cameron Creek car-park and climbs up through a series of small bluffs before sidling around above the gorge, some parts are steep and exposed. After the gorge the track descends across a large slip to the river, about two hours from the carpark. After crossing the river the track re-enters the forest and continues to the south branch before coming out on a grassy river flat. The four-bunk Cameron Hut is at the southern end of the flat.
This is a standard four-bunk hut in the Wanaka/Makarora area.
The Makarora region of Mount Aspiring National Park offers a number of tramping opportunities. Many of the tracks follow the river valleys that branch off the Makarora River and range from one-day walks to challenging four- to five-day tramps.
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