The fitter you are the more you will enjoy yourself, so a good level of fitness and strength is necessary.
Find out more about the walk and what is involved;
Day 1, Lee Bay > Port William Hut, 8km
Today you'll hike through stunning beaches and past fascinating relics of days gone by.
The track begins at Lee Bay, where you'll follow the coast to little river which you'll cross on a footbridge. From here, the track leads on to Māori Beach, where you'll cross a creek on another bridge.
A track leading to a rusting steam boiler, a relic from the sawmilling days, is just a few minutes on from the turn-off to this bridge. Port William Hut(opens in new window) can be found along the beach, over the hill and above Magnetic Beach, the next one along the coast.
Day 2, Port William Hut > North Arm Hut, 13km
Today's section of track begins on the hill between Māori Beach and Port William.
Hikers generally stay the night at Port William Hut(opens in new window) before backtracking 40 minutes to the turn-off. The track then passes through podocarp forest and previously milled vegetation. Historical milling activity can be seen along the track; it follows old tramlines that were used for transporting the milled trees.
North Arm Hut(opens in new window) is shortly after the forested area.
Day 3, North Arm Hut > Fern Gully Carpark, 11km
Sidling around the headland from North Arm Hut to Sawdust Bay, you'll come across another old sawmill site before heading through lush native forest and emerging at Kaipipi Bay.
From here, you'll follow the former Kaipipi Road which years ago was the most used and best maintained on the island.
Further along you'll come across Fern Gully Carpark. It's another 2 kilometres along the road to Oban township from here.