This local track will lead you into the true wilderness of Lewis Pass and to cosy Nina Hut, where you can explore the nearby river and admire a star-filled sky. Keep an eye out for Weka, the rare Whio (Blue Ducks), and even Kiwi that have been spotted here – both human and bird. Nina Valley Hut is perfect for those heading to the West Coast or Nelson & Tasman (even if you were originally planning on heading through Arthur’s Pass). Nina Hut is located on a ridge with excellent views of the surrounding area and a fireplace inside for a cosy night. This route is a gentle one that gives you a chance to experience the wonderful Lewis Pass area up close. Nina Valley is one many visitors miss out on, so ensure you book today.