Day 6: Kia Ora Hut to Bert Nicholas Hut
Ascent / Descent: 380m/350m
Weather: Misty and cloudy in the morning. Rainy in the afternoon
Accommodation: Hut - shared sleeping platform.
Side trips: D’Alton Falls, Fergusson Falls and Hartnett Falls
⛺️ I took my time this morning, it also takes a little longer getting the tent packed up. I was pleased I’d decided to sleep in my tent the cabin would have been a little too claustrophobic!!
After crossing over a small bridge it was a really pleasant walk to Du Cane Hut (2.9km from Kia Ora Hut) which is an old cabin in the most beautiful clearing!
After walking through lots of roots and muddy sections you come to the junction where you can take the side trips to the first set of falls.
It was probably about and hour to do both D’Alton and Fergusson Falls - both were really spectacular you could get a little closer to the Fergusson falls. I’d really recommend this as a nice easy side trip to do.