Montgomery Hut to Kirwans Hut (The Lord Brassey Gutbuster)
The Lord of Batteries - This Goliath of stamper batteries 'The Lord Brassey' stands proud as ever, nestled in the lushness of native bush. It is in such good condition it could almost crush quartz again. You will find yourself asking, 'how did it get here'. The old miners didn't mind a challenge.
You will be able to ride significant amount of the track up to the Lord Brassey Stamper Battery, but expect to get off and push in places. From the stamper battery up to Kirwans Hut it is very steep with quite a few switch backs. This track links the Waitahu valley with Kirwans Track. Use the "Capleston to Gannons Road Track" to make a massive mountain biking loop.
Time: 2 - 4 hrs