Looking north to the Needle & Haystack

A great 38km,3 day tramp from Lake Matiri up onto the Thousand Acre plateau to Larrikin Creek Hut. Now that the new Hydro scheme has built a bridge across the Matiri River West Branch there is unimpeded access to Lake Matiri. When we previously were here in 2017, two wheel drive access only got you as far as the airstrip, requiring a 3km extra walk. The lake is shallow and doesn't really provide any good swimming. However there is good bathing hole at Larrikin Hut just before where the creek drops off the plateau. (As per pic)