Clothing can be tricky to pack if you don’t know what to expect or take.  Ensure you have enough clothing to keep warm if the weather is wet/cold, but also don’t go overboard and take too much – as you will have to carry it. Light is best.

I have listed below what I would bring with me if I was doing this trip.

  • 2 sets of merino under layers – a thermal top and thermal pants
  • 2 sets of merino hiking socks
  • Shorts – light weight and fast drying (not cotton)
  • Long pants – light weight and fast drying (not cotton)
  • Short sleeved shirt (not cotton)
  • Warm mid layer merino top
  • Top layer fleece top
  • Down Jacket – this is because I feel the cold and it always goes with me for an overnight hike. They are great to use as a pillow (inside sleeping bag bag) and great to warm you up quickly.  However, please be aware if they get too wet, they also become heavy and don’t keep you so warm.  A down jacket isn’t essential – you could take more warm merino clothing instead.
  • Woolen hat and woolen gloves
  • Sunhat, sun glasses and sunscreen. Insect repellent
  • Toiletries – tooth brush, small tube of toothpaste (shared), small cloth/towel, deodorant, lip balm (with SPF30), perhaps moisturizer/lotion.
  • Walking poles – I love poles! They help to spread the load of your pack away from your knees as well.  Great all round.
  • Slip on shoes/sandals – thin/lightweight perfect for the hut
  • Cards, maybe a book (again I consider the weight)
  • Camera (essential!)
  • Strapping tape – this comes in handy for many things if required. Equipment issues or hot spots where feet have been rubbing on boots to stop blisters forming.
  • Pain relief – if there is an old injury or something thing that may flare up – I would take a few paracetamol tablets just in case.


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