I walked from Windy Point to the Half-way Hut / Hope Shelter. Loved it.
Matiri River valley and the Thousand Acre Plateau
Here is the report where DOC lays down the conditions for the dams.
I note they say social and cultural impact are not in their brief. Amazing. Who is it then who assesses the social and cultural impact?
My trip was amazing and it would be one of the Great Walks if it were linked to the Mokihinui. The contrasts in terrain and scenery just as far as Poor Pete’s hut were dramatic.
Photos follow. Note the beautiful wetlands in the Matiri Valley, all under threat.
Poor Pete’s hut.