Totara Flats Hut is in a beautiful setting where the Waiohine River meets Totara Creek, about half an hour from Carterton. Make sure you have a dip in the swimming hole right in front of the hut.
At one end of the tramp the track crosses the Waiohine Gorge suspension bridge, the largest of its kind in New Zealand.
You can get to Totara Flats from either the Mount Holdsworth or Waiohine Gorge end. The best experience of the track is entering at one end and coming out the other, taking two days return.
Remember to buy your hut tickets from the friendly Masterton isite Visitor Information Centre before you set off.