Day 5: New Pelion Hut to Kia Ora Hut
Distance: 8.6 km
Ascent / Descent: 335m
Maximum Altitude: 1126m
Weather: sunny ️ with blue skies
Accommodation: camping on platform with views of Cathedral Mountain
Such a stunning walk today, beauty in every view.
⏰ I left around 10 am and arrived at the cabin at 3pm ish
The cabin is quite small and a little bit claustrophobic- it’s one large room for eating and sleeping there are two large bunk beds, which can sleep quite a few people. I needed some space tonight and it seemed a shame to have carried a tent all this way and not get to use it!
⛺️ I set my tent up on the platform overlooking Cathedral Mountain, my tent isn’t free standing but the platform has these hooks and chains that you can attach your tent to. It’s actually worked out really well. I can hear the sound of the waterfall in the distance otherwise it’s very peaceful and quiet.
💦 I wandered down to check out the small waterfall close by. There is a little creek with a bridge crossing over it. The water looks clear. I’m sure it’s fine to have a dip in... I’m just worried about leeches!!!