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Styx River


The Styx Valley is approached from the Upper Kokatahi Road or Lake Kaniere. It is well tracked and hutted and regularly used on the Three Pass Trip. It offers fast and easy access to peaks and transalpine adventures on the Main Divide around Browning Pass.

POINT (171.185703 -42.891435)

To upper Arahura Valley and Harman Hut
From a gate and DOC sign on the true right of the Styx, a well-marked track gives easy travel up valley. Grassy Flat Hut (10 bunks) is very pleasant and was built by DOC in 2008 as part of an extensive hut and track upgrade throughout the West Coast. Beyond here, the track leads up on the true right into the swampy red tussock trough of Styx Saddle and then down to meet the old benched Arahura Track leading to Harman Hut (DOC, six bunks).

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Yvonne Cook and Geoff Spearpoint,
in association with the Canterbury Mountaineering Club