The worst track in the Tararuas?

The Bannister Crossing and the Arete sidle track

Sam Harrison
12 min readDec 8, 2022

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I had repeatedly heard the sidle track from Arete Forks Hut to Cow Creek Hut being called ‘the worst in the Tararuas’. A quick search online finds that common words used to describe it include horrid, notorious, non-existent and horrendous. I did however know that the track had recently been recut a few months ago, so how bad…

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Sam Harrison

Tramper with something to say about tramps (of the walking variety).