The Makaretu Hut is a 18 km looped trail that starts and ends in Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand. The trail is considered to be difficult to hike and has a total elevation gain of 834m. Normally the trail takes 2 days to complete but can be finished in as little as 1 day. You are required to have a permit to bring a dog on this track.
The warmest months are June, July, and August and the coldest months are December, January, and February. The wettest months are June, July, and August and the driest months are September, October, and November.