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Paddy's Track

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

A good climb up to stunning alpine and lake views.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

69%

Runnable

4,674' 1,425 m

High

2,750' 838 m

Low

2,033' 620 m

Up

215' 65 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Description

The trail can be started either from the carpark or as a continuation of the Pinchgut Track to complete the Mt. Robert Circuit. Starting from the carpark, the trail winds through peaceful forest and crosses a few small scree fields. After about 1 mile, the track begins to climb steeply with occasional switchbacks. At times, there are larger rifts in the track making careful footwork necessary.

After climbing steadily for 1.5 miles, you reach the Bushline Hut, a great place for a snack break with superb views of the south arm of Lake Rotoiti and the St. Arnaud range to the east. Continuing on, a fairly level run of about a mile leads you to Relax Shelter, where you can connect with the Pinchgut Track to return to the car park and complete the Mt. Robert Circuit or continue on towards Lake Angeles.

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Shared By:

Josh Rosen

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Lake Rotoiti

#8154

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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in Lake Rotoiti

#87

in New Zealand

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High on Paddy's Track, look down at Lake Rotoiti and the forested hills on its far side.
May 19, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
A rainbow forms over Lake Rotoiti on a snow-showery day high on Paddy's Track.
May 12, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
The northern end of the Southern Alps unfold to the south (right) when seen from Paddy's Track.
May 12, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
Lake Rotoiti is stunning. In the distance (center, with clear blue sky) is the valley of the Blenheim wine region.
May 12, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
Clouds drift past Lake Rotoiti as we traverse the Mount Robert Circuit.
May 5, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ
Relax Shelter is above timberline on Pinchgut Track. The Mt. Robert Circuit on Paddy's Track veers left at Relax Shelter, while an alpine route (Robert Ridge Route) continues straight on the exposed ridge.
May 12, 2017 near Wakefield, NZ

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