Spend the night in a traditional hut and learn about wildlife and flora from a local expert guide. This region is absolutely filled with exciting routes and an abundance of animals like native birds, fish, wild Angus cows and deer. The cosy Jollie Brook Hut is situated deep in the bush but is still accessible to beginners and families with younger kids. The track follows a few small streams through sheltered forest until a gentle saddle marks the last push to the hut where we’ll spend the night. Make sure to stop for a chat with our abundant birdlife – fantails and robins will likely follow us the whole way, checking for any bugs disturbed by our footsteps.