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Waipapa Hut & Crow Hut are both pre-fabricated flyable 'big fridge' type huts, with the former actually located south of where it is shown on older maps. Both huts are used by bio-diversity teams (predominantly ...
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I've visited Te Ekaou Hut via the farm track with permission, although it took two attempts. In both instances i phoned the landowner. The first time they politely declined me & informed me why, which ...
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Almost exactly that. We encountered a large school group of kids playing field games just before ascending into the bush from the river flats on the way back from Carrington hut last. That's just over ...
This was recently discussed on the permolat email list and I expect Andrew has updated the entry on the Remote Huts website. I had a look at it the other day and was embarassed to ...
Yeah agree steelo comments, should be fine re: tide on the crossings. April's probably a good month to do it, with some of traffic dying down, and every chance of decent weather then. Likewise when I ...
*Are the river crossings deep (will have a 7 year old with me)* From memory all river crossings are either bridged or there was an alternative high-water track. In normal flow it is pretty easy to ...
I wanted to include the gladiator but there was too much verglass on the day. Not sure if your route requires cross the Douglas lake outlet because it looked pretty high both times I was ...
Also the remote huts website has up to date info on the condition of the Styx.
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Looking for a car swap with someone or group starting from The Divide end. 20th, 21st or 22nd April 2020. Anyone keen?
Hi, we're thinking of the Heaphy, 4-5 days, flexible either way, anytime but finish before 23 Jan. Anyone want to relocate cars to meet up half way between two ends? Thanks John
You won't see the track in places because of the scrub closing in but you can't leave the ridge by far. I found a UHF radio that seemed like it got ripped off some hunters ...
Yep possible to do in a day. Did it with intention of camping under canvas but was so close to the road end just kept going. Carried all that load for nothing. Good sustained climb ...
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Climber missing after torrential rain lashes Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118382629/climber-missing-after-torrential-rain-lashes-mount-cook-national-park A climber has been missing for a week after trave...
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Did this again, Saturday in lovely fine weather... took 4 hours in the same direction... the hut books note a couple of other parties have also recently done it since, one group mentioned 6.5 hours ...
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Hi Everyone, we're walking the Heaphy east to west, starting 22nd Dec and finishing on Christmas day but staying in karamea for the night. Is anyone walking the other way around that time who wants ...
One last chime from me: Be sure to check out DOC's NLNP Visitor Centre in St. Arnaud before embarking on your adventure. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and can verify or otherwise refine the weather ...
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Thanks madpom and waynowski. I’m feeling that the DOC suggested times for Mt Misery and Mt Cedric routes are probably fairly realistic for me and not too generous. Perhaps need to sweet-talk the grandparents into ...
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As per the FMC webpage: https://www.fmc.org.nz/2019/09/14/mount-somers-huts-on-doc-booking-system/ DOC has now confirmed that both huts will be on the booking system for the summer season, starting 1 October 2019. The Annual Hut Pass can s...
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Hi si-dog, email is ihuntenator@gmail.com
Photo of it here (interesting album it belongs to, too). https://ninadickerhof.smugmug.com/TrampingandmountaineeringinNew/Aspiring-Region/Rock-Burn-to-Arawhata-17-30/i-HBxkWXb/A
Thanks a lot fellas - you've managed to get me looking into even more trip possibilities! All sound great though. I reckon I might head Lewis Pass way unless the weather looks decent for the ...
Cheers @lenshaw. Will check Begley out when I get the chance. Am looking for a pass into the Travers or Sabine from the Wairau that I can recommend to others as the rest of that ...
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Hi friends We are doing the Heaphy track **East to West**, going in on 29/12, and out on 1/1/20. Looking for anyone doing it over these dates going the other way that would like to swap cars ...
take away the cooking and dining area at the front and the balconies and the perspex
Made it last Friday and had an awesome trip with our 5yo and now 3yo. Weather was PERFECT. Thanks for all the advice, found the shortcut no problems :-) Three others in the hut
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