If you are not afraid of heights and want a challenging “real NZ” hiking experience, this is without a doubt “THE” trek to do. Once the grassy flats of the Wilkin valley are left behind there are no more huts. The unspoilt mountain valleys, alpine meadows, huge waterfalls and awesome campsites provide you with an unforgettable experience.
From rain forest to hanging glaciers there is no better way to escape the crowds and usual tourist trail. If you are fit and not afraid of heights, you will not find a better way to experience the fantastic mountains of New Zealand. Much of this route is off any prepared track, there are numerous side streams and river crossings.
Check out this great footage of Rabbit Pass from Jan 2017 : Going Up and Going Down