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Leatham Molesworth Route

This mainly unmarked loop route travels the Leatham Conservation Area and into the magnificent Molesworth Recreation Reserve, traversing mountain tops and tussocky valleys.

  • Molesworth Road Drone (13 Of 33)
  • Middlehurst Sheep (11 Of 12)

The 4-5 day Leatham Molesworth Route starts at Bottom Gordon Hut in the Leatham Conservation Area and travels through the Molesworth Recreation Reserve, around to Top Gordon Hut and back to Bottom Gordon Hut.


56km (4-5 days)




Access to the start of this loop route is via Leatham Road, which is approximately 70 km from Blenheim on SH63 heading towards St Arnaud. Bottom Gordon Hut is located at the end of the Leatham 4WD road (38 km from SH 63).


A permit is required for travel above Saxton Hut between 1 January and 30 April.

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