There’s some well posh bridges on this trail. Really surprised at the quality of the track. There’s been some DOC budget on this section for sure. Look at all that chunky wood! No chicken wire bridges here :)
We were slightly worried by warnings along the trail about a dam which had formed (after a huge land slip) further up this valley. It said that during heavy rain you should get out the valley and watch for rising river levels.. We later read that the geologists have checked out the dam and it looks like a permanent fixture, newest lake it the Southern Alps!