Pelion to Kia Ora
8.5 km oneway
3 h to 4 h
Pelion to Kia Ora
8.5 km

3 h to 4 h

Starting from Pelion Hut this walk gently climbs through the rainforest to Pelion Gap plateau with some very short side trips to some lovely cascades. If you have spare time and favourable weather you can opt for the side trip to Mt Ossa or Mt Pelion East. From the gap wander down through Pinestone Valley with stunning views of Cathedral Mountain to your left, before reaching the peaceful and sheltered Kia Ora hut, camping area and cascades. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.




Points of Interest
Kia Ora Falls
Kia Ora Hut
Kia Ora Hut group camping platforms
Kia Ora Hut public camping platform
Kia Ora Hut toilets
Mount Doris
Mount Ossa
Mount Pelion East
New Pelion Hut
New Pelion Hut Toilets

Places & Areas
Meander Valley
Cradle Mountain
Lake St Clair
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
New Pelion Hut public campsite
New Pelion Hut
Murchison Dam