The 5-6 day East West Route links the Kahutara River in Clarence (Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia) Conservation Park with the Sedgemere Lakes area in the Molesworth Recreation Reserve.
Trampers are advised to allow for a few extra days to complete the walk.
115km (5-6 days)
The main access into the Clarence is over Blind Saddle Road. From Kaikoura, follow SH1 south 5 km to the Waiau/Mount Lyford turn-off and head inland to the car park at the Kahutara River bridge, 25 km from Kaikoura.
There is a locked gate, restricting horse and vehicle access. Contact the DOC office in Renwick for information on horse and vehicle access to the Clarence.
A permit is required for travel above Saxton Hut between 1 January and 30 April.