Pelion to Kia Ora

Length: 8.5 km
Walking time: 3 h to 4 h
Climbing: 341m
Descending: 326m
Track Conditions
Pelion to Kia Ora
8.5 km oneway
3 h to 4 h
Starting from Pelion Hut this walk gently climbs through the rainforest to Pelion Gap saddle 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 Palawa people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.