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Welcome Flat

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Beautiful bush walk with spectacular scenery at the top

Sparkling streams, snowy peaks, steaming pools and starry skies. Sore feet and stinging sandflies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ronandjackg
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20k walk through gorgeous rainforest

this was a highlight of our trip. The seven hour walk up was challenging. But the hut is excellent... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
Andy1512
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Scotland
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Located right under the Sierra Range, this rugged landscape offers magnificent mountain scenery on part of the famous Copland Track.
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1 week ago
“Beautiful bush walk with spectacular scenery at the top”
8 Mar 2016
“20k walk through gorgeous rainforest”
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sparkling streams, snowy peaks, steaming pools and starry skies. Sore feet and stinging sandflies. Not for Tfs faint hearted as track needs to be watched 100 percent of the time but pools at the end of the track were worth the 7 hour hike and...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2016

this was a highlight of our trip. The seven hour walk up was challenging. But the hut is excellent and relaxing in the geothermal pools nearby, under the stars, is an experience we will always treasure.

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Reviewed November 29, 2015

Welcome Flats hut is a nice-looking, well-equipped backcountry DOC hut with a twist: natural hot pools nested in the middle of the Southern Alps! These hot pools where already known to the Māori, who came up the valley to catch birds and enjoy this unusual...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2015

Time: 2 days return. Distance: 34 km return. An easy going, full day walk up Copland Valley, walking alongside the Copeland River to Welcome Flat Hut. When I went it rained occasionally but it was worth it. This trekking has astonishing bridges. Very high and...More

1  Thank Viki V
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Part of the Copland Track, the 17km tramp up to Welcome Flat takes you through native bush and follows the Copland River. The track is clearly marked, and well-formed with the major river crossings made via swingbridges (great fun!) as well as some more solid...More

3  Thank WaltzingSol
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