Steep. Muddy. Stunning
Starting at the Broken Hills Campground start the long walk up. Take a torch for the spooky Collins Drive. Patton Dam is worth a stop for morning tea if you're up for a super steep descent. See the stricken remains of a Kauri Dam with some very impressive nails. Below the radio beacon theres an ideal spot for lunch with vast views over Tairua. The mud continues all the way along the range until the track drops down into the Kauaeranga Valley. The track joins up with the bottom of the Billy Goat.