What to Take
The following equipment is essential no matter how warm it is on the day of your departure. Most equipment is available for hire or purchase in Te Anau, Queenstown or Invercargill. A range of food is available in Tuatapere.
You will need at least one set of clothes to walk in and another dry set to change into at night. It is not possible to dry clothes in the huts.
|–||Boots: need to be comfortable and well broken in|
|–||Socks: (wool/polypropylene) two pairs|
|–||Longjohns or trousers: (wool/polypropylene)|
|–||Jersey or Jacket: (wool/polar Fleece)|
|–||Woolen hat/balaclava & sunhat|
|–||Raincoat: (waterproof, windproof with Hood)|
|–||Extra socks, underwear, shirt or lightweight jersey|
It is essential that this clothing is carried as your safety and the safety of others could well depend on it. Cotton clothing such as jeans, T-shirts and sweatshirts is not suitable. Polypropylene, which is quick drying is best. Synthetic clothing is flammable.
|–||Pack: with large waterproof/plastic liner|
|–||Sleeping Bag: good quality down or hollofil|
|–||Matches/lighter: in waterproof container|
|–||Torch: spare batteries|
|–||Eating utensils: knife, fork, spoon, plate, and Cup|
|–||Cooking utensils: pot/pan/billy/pot scrubber|
|–||Toilet gear: soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, small towel – Do not wash or use soap in lakes or streams|
|–||First Aid Kit: insect repellent, sunscreen, blisterkits, pain relief, assorted bandages|
|–||Survival Kit: survival blanket, whistle, paper, pencil, spare days Food|
|–||Drink Bottle: you will need to drink regularly during the day|
|–||lightweight shoes for in the hut|