Introduction

The Barra track follows the Waingawa River to Mitre Flats and Mitre Flats Hut.

Track overview

8.2 km return via same track

Walking and tramping

8 - 9 hr return Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

Dogs allowed. Keep dog under control at all times.

About this track

Description

The track passes along the true left of the Waingawa River, reaching Mitre Flats (and hut) in 4 - 5 hours. The return trip can be completed in 8 - 9 hours. You can enter and exit the Northern Crossing via this track.

Getting there

From Masterton turn off State Highway 2 into Upper Plain Road and then into Upper Waingawa Road to the Pines carpark where the Barra Track begins.

Know before you go

Before you go into the outdoors, tell someone your plans and leave a date to raise the alarm if you haven't returned. To do this, use the New Zealand Outdoors Intentions process on the AdventureSmart website. It is endorsed by New Zealand's search and rescue agencies and provides three simple options to tell someone you trust the details about your trip.

Contacts

Pōneke / Wellington Office
Phone:      +64 4 470 8412
Email:   wellington@doc.govt.nz
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Whakaoriori / Masterton Office
Phone:      +64 6 377 0700
Email:   masterton@doc.govt.nz
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