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Matthew

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Lake Hanlon Walk
25 January 201925 January • 1.6km
Close up view of storm damage from 2014's Cyclone Ita.
Moria Gate Arch
24 January 201924 January • 4km
Moria Gate Arch
Good family walk with an arch to explore. A film crew were also there when we visited (apparently making a documentary about dinosaurs).
Box Canyon and Crazy Paving Caves
22 January 201922 January • 0.4km
Box Canyon Cave was a lot of fun. Check out the meandering side passages and watch your head (my two-year old learned a valuable lesson about cave ceilings).
Ōpārara Arch
22 January 201922 January • 1.6km
Amazing arch, but you never quite get the view you want.
Te Ana o Matuku Cave
20 January 201920 January • 0.8km
Te Ana o Matuku Cave
Quite long side tunnel near the entrance.
Truman Track
20 January 201920 January • 1.4km
Truman Track
Dolomite Point Walk
20 January 201920 January • 0.6km
Dolomite Point Walk
Kids loved it. Big swells driving blowholes.
Godley Head Walkway
6 January 20196 January • 10km
Godley Head Walkway
Fowlers Hut
1 January 20191 January
Fowlers Hut
Extensive graffiti inside, apparently by one party.
Lake Guyon Hut
1 January 20191 January
Lake Guyon Hut
Passed by on the way from Pool Hut and over Fowler Pass -- long day on foot. Gooseberries and wild strawberries around the hut.
Edwards River, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit
31 December 201831 December • 63km
Edwards River, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit
Walked this in two days over new year, stopping at Pool Hut. Nobody on foot but a number of cyclists, a motor bike, and several 4WDs in at Cow Stream hot pools. Pool Hut was just me and one other. Beautiful weather.
Scotties Camp Hut
31 December 201831 December
Scotties Camp Hut
Passed by on the way to Pool Hut. Bunks were full and somebody was camping nearby.
Pool Hut
31 December 201831 December
Pool Hut
Rough little hut but with comfortable new bunks. Despite a lot of mountain bikers in the valley, only shared with one other.
Bowenvale Track
16 December 201816 December • 7.1km
Nice walk once you get past the crowds of bikes. I think there was an event on.
Monument Track (south)
1 December 20181 December • 6.2km
Monument Track (south)
Walked it in the rain. Not so many views, but a beautiful little walk.
Mt Barrosa
21 October 201821 October • 6.6km
Mt Barrosa
Beautiful day up there today. The view into the Ashburton Lakes basin and through to d’Archiac is always something special. Scree buttercups everywhere.
Kātiki Point
18 September 201818 September • 1.4km
Beautiful spot. Very close views of hoiho. Take the time to visit if passing by.
Silver Peaks Route
16 September 201816 September • 10km
Silver Peaks Route
The tors around ABC Cave were very interesting country. Threatening rain, which started to fall just as I was walking along Mountain Road. By the time I was back in Dunedin, it was bucketing down.
ABC Cave
16 September 201816 September
Nice cave. Swallows nesting inside. I was going to stay the night, but I got bored, so I walked on.
Philip J Cox Memorial Hut
16 September 201816 September
Nice little hut surrounded by pretty forest.
Jubilee Hut
16 September 201816 September
Jubilee Hut
Lots of pig damage around the hut.
Tunnel Beach
15 September 201815 September • 1.8km
Tunnel Beach
Huntsbury Track
4 April 20184 April • 4.4km
Acland Falls
31 March 201831 March
Acland Falls
Big Tree Walk
31 March 201831 March
Montgomerie hut
21 January 201821 January 2018
Montgomerie hut
Planned to stay the night but I walked out instead. Nice spot, but the 4WDs have made a bit of a mess. Too many wasps.
Kirwans hut
20 January 201820 January 2018
Kirwans hut
Outstanding hut, but not so many visitors. I had it to myself. The walk up Kirwans Hill from the hut is not so much "up" as over to. Walk it in the afternoon to avoid morning cloud blocking the views.
Kirwans Track
20 January 201820 January 2018 • 41.8km
Kirwans Track
Hot and sunny. Saw a weka, lots of fantails and brown creepers, heard kākāriki, shining cuckoo. Lots of wasps. Planned three days, but got very bored at Montgomerie Hut so I walked out.
Crater Rim Walkway
14 January 201814 January 2018
Crater Rim Walkway
Bridle Path to Mount Pleasant today. Hot.
Three Mile Stream Circuit
29 October 201729 October 2017
Three Mile Stream Circuit
Very nice overnight trip, but it's a long way in. I took a mountain bike as far as the Hurunui Swingbridge, which saved several hours each way. The track up McMillan Stream is quite rough and muddy but well marked. Saw a herd of deer on the saddle west of the hut.
Three Mile Stream Hut
29 October 201729 October 2017
Three Mile Stream Hut
What a marvellous little hut. I cycled in to the Hurunui Swingbridge and walked the McMillan Stream / Three Mile Stream loop from there. A lot of birdlife about, plus several deer on the saddle west of the hut. Track in good condition, and I found some thigh-deep mud on the saddle.
Hurunui Hut
28 October 201728 October 2017
Hurunui Hut
Dropped in on the way to Three Mile Stream Hut. I always underestimate the distance from Lake Taylor to here.
Crater Rim Walkway
24 September 201724 September 2017
Crater Rim Walkway
Sign of the Kiwi to Rapaki Rock, just over an hour each way.
Crater Rim Walkway
10 September 201710 September 2017
Crater Rim Walkway
Sign of the Bellbird to Sign of the Kiwi -- rather desolate walk through burned scrub. Front came through with hail.
Crater Rim Walkway
3 September 20173 September 2017
Crater Rim Walkway
Walked Ahuriri to Sign of the Bellbird and back.
Titoki Track
13 August 201713 August 2017
Trig V Track
12 August 201712 August 2017
Moorhouse Range
28 May 201728 May 2017
Moorhouse Range
Outstanding views of the Rangitata River and Pudding Valley. Saw no one else but a hunter walking in at dusk.
Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush
17 April 201717 April 2017
Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush
Marette Taylor Track
16 April 201716 April 2017
Rogers Track
16 April 201716 April 2017
Bealey Spur Hut
26 March 201726 March 2017
Bealey Spur Hut
Outstanding little hut. Perhaps one of our most accessible historic huts. Day walk, but I'll have to bring the family back next year.
Bealey Spur
26 March 201726 March 2017
Bealey Spur
Rainy morning with cloud clinging to the hills. Found an interesting little side track on rhe way back straight to the car park below the road.
Mount Barron Route
25 March 201725 March 2017
Mount Barron Route
Attacked by wasps near the road, not so fun. Otherwise, nice walk. The section through the bluffs just short of the tussock tops is loose and crumbly.
Klondyke Corner campsite
25 March 201725 March 2017
Klondyke Corner campsite
This campsite is currently overrun with mice. The beech mast season has boosted numbers. DOC do not poison in the area as kea eat the mice. Anyway I packed up at 11pm and left to camp at Lake Pearson instead to escape the scampering footsteps!
Lake Misery Track
25 March 201725 March 2017
Lake Misery Track
Dobson Nature Walk
25 March 201725 March 2017
Dobson Nature Walk
Cockayne Nature Walk
23 March 201723 March 2017
Farm Track, Mount Vernon Park
5 March 20175 March 2017
Kitekite Falls
16 February 201716 February 2017
Kitekite Falls
Auckland City Walk
15 February 201715 February 2017
Auckland City Walk
Walked it with a stroller. No problem.
Piha Domain Camp
14 February 201714 February 2017
Good base for a rainy week in Piha. Well set up for young kids with a good playground.
Fairy Falls Track
14 February 201714 February 2017
Fairy Falls Track
Cass Ridge Track
15 January 201715 January 2017
Not a part of the Port Hills that sees too many visitors.
Ellas Track
15 January 201715 January 2017
Rod Donald Hut
2 January 20172 January 2017
Rod Donald Hut
Visited again with 3yo and an eight month old. Very cold wind and rain next morning.
Faulkner's Track
27 December 201627 December 2016
Great little track with nobody on it. Steep, rocky, and heavy with grass seeds.
Stan Helms Track
27 November 201627 November 2016
Nice, easy track. Pioneer Women's Memorial at the top is currently under repair after earthquake damage back in 2011.
Unnamed side track, Crater Rim Walkway
20 November 201620 November 2016
Convenient short loop.
Bivvy Track
20 November 201620 November 2016
Nice piece of forest and a fun little track. I made a loop with Kanuka Track and Bush Road Track.
Kanuka Track
20 November 201620 November 2016
Interesting patch of old kānuka with a rich understorey. I made a loop with Bivvy Track and Bush Road Track.
Bush Road Track
20 November 201620 November 2016
Lots of trees in flower by the track side. I made a loop with Bivvy Track and Kanuka Track.
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
12 November 201612 November 2016
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Castle Hill Peak
13 March 201613 March 2016
Castle Hill Peak
Great day out walking. Met a mountain runner just after setting off who'd just been there and back. Other than that, nobody around. I have come down off Foggy Peak quite a few times, but I don't remember it being such hard work!
Rod Donald Hut
28 February 201628 February 2016
Rod Donald Hut
Very nice hut. Walked in from Port Levy Saddle with a 2 year old and 34-weeks pregnant partner on a Sunday night. Weather turned southerly over night. Quite a windy spot with wind-sculpted trees. Great view downvalley to the bright lights of Little River.
Broken River Hut
30 January 201630 January 2016
Broken River Hut
Small and very tidy hut in a sunny spot. 4 hours in via Cave Stream. Only 8 or so visitors so far in 2016. Lots of wasps on the terraces above the hut.
Blowhard Track
1 January 20161 January 2016
Blowhard Track
Nice, easy beech forest walk, but quite a lot of ground to cover! Nobody at all on the Blowhard Track. A few people on the main loop.
Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mount Donald McLean
25 November 201525 November 2015
Worth a look if you are passing.
Arataki Nature Trail
25 November 201525 November 2015
If you're new to the Waitakeres, this is a great place to start. Look for the puriri moth holes in trees by the track.
Beveridge Track
24 November 201524 November 2015
Upper Nihotupu Walk
24 November 201524 November 2015
Nice waterfalls, interesting dam, although the walk is a bit tedious. I would suggest taking a bike.
Laird Thomson Track
24 November 201524 November 2015
Rose Track
24 November 201524 November 2015
White's Beach is a beautiful spot.
White Track
24 November 201524 November 2015
I walked a circuit visiting Whites Beach. Hot and sunny. About 2 hours. Nobody at all on White Track or at Whites Beach.
Marawhara Walk
24 November 201524 November 2015
Great family walk.
Karekare Falls
24 November 201524 November 2015
Nice falls!
Taraire Track
24 November 201524 November 2015
Vague trail that wanders about for a bit in forest with no clear purpose. I would suggest walking into the falls then going down to the beach instead.
Fence Line Track
23 November 201523 November 2015
I walked this as part of the Montana Heritage Trail: pleasant easy walking.
Auckland City Walk
23 November 201523 November 2015
Auckland City Walk
Beautiful walk, and a great stepping off point if you are new to the Waitakere Ranges. I walked the Montana Heritage Trail from here. The waterfall is not really visible but it's still an interesting little gorge.
Filter Track
23 November 201523 November 2015
East Tunnel Mouth Track
23 November 201523 November 2015
East Tunnel Mouth Track
The route between the tunnel portal and Scenic Drive is definitely tramping-grade. However the first section is easy, and popular with dog walkers or joggers.
Waitakere Tramline Walk
23 November 201523 November 2015
Waitakere Tramline Walk
Nice extension to the dam walk. Lots to see for youngsters: walk through a tunnel and under a waterfall!
West Tunnel Mouth Track
23 November 201523 November 2015
West Tunnel Mouth Track
Waitakere Dam Walk
23 November 201523 November 2015
Waitakere Dam Walk
This walk is a very easy introduction to the Waitakere Ranges, although the return is uphill all the way. Walked this as part of a loop along the tramline, tunnel mouth tracks and the Filter Track. I wouldn't recommend that circuit unless you like rough tracks.
Fairy Falls Track
23 November 201523 November 2015
Fairy Falls Track
Beautiful track. I combined it with Old Coach Road for a nice 1.5 hour circuit.
Old Coach Road Track, Waitakere Ranges
23 November 201523 November 2015
Pleasant forest walk. I walked it as a circuit with the Fairy Falls Track, surely one of the best loops in the Waitakeres, although the Old Coach Road Track is not maintained to the same standard.
Opanuku Pipeline Campground
23 November 201523 November 2015
Opanuku Pipeline Campground
Beautiful little campsite. Stayed 2 nights and had the place to myself. A morepork visited one night and watched me cook dinner. Supplied combination for the lock was incorrect so I had to walk in, which wasn't really a problem. Toilet seat was also quite broken.
Kereru Track
13 November 201513 November 2015
Mud and clematis.
Wooded Gully Campsite
13 November 201513 November 2015
Nice overnight camp, lots of kids, lots of clematis flowering in the trees.
Mitchells Track
1 November 20151 November 2015
One of my favourite walks in the Port Hills. Linked up with both Gilpins and Cedrics for a longer wander.
Craigieburn Shelter campsite
24 October 201524 October 2015
Lots of discreet campsites tucked amongst the trees. Barely anybody there for Labour Weekend. Camped there with my 2-year-old daughter.
Bridle Path
11 October 201511 October 2015
Bridle Path
There and back. Lots of walkers out today getting Sunday afternoon emergency exercise.
Kennedys Bush Track
3 October 20153 October 2015
Kennedys Bush Track
The lower section is quite pretty and definitely worth a look, with good views across the plains. The remainder is really just exercise.
Taylors Mistake Track
19 September 201519 September 2015
Taylors Mistake Track
This track no longer follows the cliffs back to Sumner, but is still an interesting walk past the back of the cave houses on the beach.
Scarborough Bluffs to Taylors Mistake
19 September 201519 September 2015
Scarborough Bluffs to Taylors Mistake
Nice walk. I came back via the road and it's much longer that way. Probably best not to.
Lamar Track
19 September 201519 September 2015
Lamar Track
I took my 2yo daughter on this walk, but she refused to walk because it was sleeting.
Scarborough Bluffs Track
13 September 201513 September 2015
Straightforward climb on a sunny spring day. Two wrecked cars in the valley.
Tawhairaunui Trail
6 September 20156 September 2015
A very short walk, but good for strollers heading up to the playground.
Rapaki Track
31 August 201531 August 2015
Rapaki Track
Cold grey day with icy rain at the top. Lovely views of clouds.
Benmore Track
1 June 20151 June 2015
Benmore Track
First day of winter, nice walk on a sunny day. The track was a bit muddy. Hut has just been repainted and looks great. DOC times are stated as "3 hours". That is the return time, not one-way. Next time, it would be good to explore up onto Ben More itself.
Lake Tennyson Campsite
6 April 20156 April 2015
Lake Tennyson Campsite
Beautiful spot at the top end of the St James Cycle Trail. Absolutely no shelter from the winds.
Stanley Vale Hut
6 April 20156 April 2015
Stanley Vale Hut
Fantastic old hut, lovingly cared for. When I visited, there was tack hanging on the rail, a horse out back, and a man and his daughter making damper by the fire. There are currently 2 bunks, but I gather some may be added.
Maling Pass, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit
I walked this over Easter, taking 4.5 hours each day and staying at Lake Guyon. The hut here is small and popular, so I slept outside. The Maling Pass section is smooth and easy walking, but the section over Fowlers Pass is a rougher and narrow track, picking its way up a small stream. The visit to Stanley Vale Hut was a highlight. Poplars turning yellow, and rowan trees turning red on the hillsides. Wind picked up on the second day, so the cycling back up the road to the car was a miserable slog.
Fowlers Hut
5 April 20155 April 2015
Fowlers Hut
Interesting old hut on the Tophouse Road. Recently repaired, and in good condition.
Lake Guyon Hut
5 April 20155 April 2015
Lake Guyon Hut
Nice little hut in a great spot. The three fishermen I shared it with cranked up the wood burner on a warm autumn evening and the temperature quickly shot past 30 and I reckon 40 degrees. I bailed out and camped on the grass outside. With the new cycle trail nearby, I would expect this hut to be full much of the time.
Mount Wall, Craigieburn Range
24 January 201524 January 2015
Mount Wall, Craigieburn Range
Excellent walk with fantastic views and nobody around. I dropped off Mount Wall to the southeast and bumbled through forest back to the road. Hard work and not recommended.
Camp Saddle / Lyndon Saddle Circuit
3 January 20153 January 2015
Camp Saddle / Lyndon Saddle Circuit
Interesting loop with fantastic views. Lots of mistletoe petals under the beech trees, and quite a few penwiper plants on the ridges.
Blue Creek Track
29 December 201429 December 2014
Blue Creek Track
Interesting short walk, well worth the long drive in.
Coal Creek Falls
15 November 201415 November 2014
Coal Creek Falls
Very nice walk on a very smooth, gravelled track. Suited our 1.5-year-old very well for walking. Falls were good, after rain.
Mount Sunday, Rangitata River
11 October 201411 October 2014
Mount Sunday, Rangitata River
Nice walk, and rather popular! Some of the country's best landscapes are up this valley.
Manuka Hut via Lake Emily
11 October 201411 October 2014
Manuka Hut via Lake Emily
Easy but handsome country.
Manuka Hut
11 October 201411 October 2014
Manuka Hut
Nice little hut with a very rustic door. Just in for the day from Castleridge Station. About 1.5 hours each way.
Lake Emma to Lake Camp
10 October 201410 October 2014
Lake Emma to Lake Camp
Pleasant stroll with stunning views. Not at all wet underfoot.
Lake Emma hut
10 October 201410 October 2014
Lake Emma hut
Visited with my one-year-old daughter, and she was fascinated, exploring the rooms. Took the walk from the Lake Emma car park to the hut then on to Lake Camp. Really nice walk along the back of the lake.
Lake Hill Track
7 September 20147 September 2014
Lake Hill Track
Fantastic views from this little rise. Particularly good view of the glacial signatures of the area.
Pudding Hill Stream Route
17 August 201417 August 2014
Pudding Hill Stream Route
Excellent walk. Snow of the river flats, but the water wasn't quite as cold as I expected. Some crossings were thigh-deep. I followed the fresh footprints of two dogs and two people down the lower section -- hunters perhaps.
Scotts Saddle Track
17 August 201417 August 2014
Scotts Saddle Track
Beautiful walk, with snow above the treeline. A couple trees down but generally very clear. I took the Pudding Hill Stream route back.
Mount Guy
15 June 201415 June 2014
Mount Guy
Perfect day for an excellent little loop. Smattering of old snow on top, and the ranges westward looking stunning. The descent off the terrace is very muddy and slippery at the moment -- one of those places where you think maybe walking poles would come in handy.
Alder Track / Ridge Track / Scotts Saddle Track circuit
Nice little loop through pretty forest. Quite a few people about.
Ohau Stream Walk
2 March 20142 March 2014
No seals at the moment. Lots of young ones in pools at Ohau Point. Check back in winter...
Fyffe-Palmer Track
2 March 20142 March 2014
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
1 March 20141 March 2014
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Steepface Hill
16 February 201416 February 2014
Steepface Hill
I headed up here at the weekend. I followed Terrible Gully, then the tributary on the true right. This becomes narrow, with a little waterfall. At this point I bailed and pushed out onto the golden slope between the two streams. This was OK, but eventually became a scree slope and made climbing hard. I took the spur route down which was much easier travel. That's the way I would recommend, in retrospect. Heard falcon at about 1000m in Terrible Gully, and saw a couple of prostrate kowhai as well. My times were about 4 hours up (including about 30 minutes backtracking) and 2.5 down.
Dry Acheron Track
2 February 20142 February 2014
Dry Acheron Track
Walked in as far as the first covenant carrying an 8-month-old. Would be a good winter option, or spring when the kowhai is in flower.
Dobson Nature Walk
19 January 201419 January 2014
Dobson Nature Walk
Arthur's Pass Walking Track
19 January 201419 January 2014
Arthur's Pass Walking Track
Interesting family walk.
Cave Stream
18 January 201418 January 2014
Cave Stream
Saw fish in the exit, several spiders, and a lost dobsonfly.
Klondyke Corner campsite
18 January 201418 January 2014
Klondyke Corner campsite
Good free camping with very little road noise. A few sandflies and attentive kea.
Craigieburn Shelter campsite
17 November 201317 November 2013
Helicopter Hill Circuit
17 November 201317 November 2013
Helicopter Hill Circuit
Pleasant circuit in Craigieburn's dry beech forest. The Mistletoe Track is very popular with young families. We carried our young one up to the summit of Helicopter Hill, and she would complain whenever I stopped to look at the view.
Eastenders Track
7 September 20137 September 2013
McLeans Island Walking Trail
25 April 201325 April 2013
McLeans Island Walking Trail
Started walking at 4, and finished the loop by moonlight.
Kaiapoi Island Trail
14 April 201314 April 2013
Kaiapoi Island Trail
Well that was a long walk. Checked the Poynter Nature Walk. It's definitely out of action although perhaps it would be fine with gumboots. Nice to see lots of black-fronted terns on the river.
Tutaepatu Trail
31 March 201331 March 2013
Tutaepatu Trail
Combined it with the Pegasus Walkway for a 2 hour loop. Boring walk, but podcasts for company, and easy exercise. Quite a few families cycling the trail.
Anti Crow Hut
24 March 201324 March 2013
Anti Crow Hut
Nice little hut guarded by sandflies. Just over an hour from the north bank road end.
Barker Hut
23 March 201323 March 2013
Barker Hut
Excellent spot but a long slog up the Waimakariri. Our (unhurried) times were 3h to Carrington both ways, and 4h in/3 out to Barker. Easy walk behind the hut up to the ridge by White Col, about 1h. We took the same route Honora and Frank mention over the spur. The cairns were low down by a very unlikely looking gorge.
Barker Hut
23 March 201323 March 2013
Barker Hut
Great location, kea outside, glaciers through the windows. Windy, sleety night with not much sleep. The toilet door has taken a hit and is now secured with string.
Carrington Hut
22 March 201322 March 2013
Carrington Hut
It's a bit of an odd hut with a separate water/wash room but tiny cook benches, and the wooden framing issued loud bangs late into the night.
Dun Mountain
23 February 201323 February 2013
Dun Mountain
Lots of cyclists now the track has been repurposed as the Dun Mountain Cycle Trail. Fascinating area, but tedious track.
Dun Mountain Hut
23 February 201323 February 2013
Dun Mountain Hut
Modest hut in a great location. The floor looks tidy enough to sleep on, or a good base to camp nearby.
Rocks Hut
22 February 201322 February 2013
Rocks Hut
Visited via the saddle over the ridge and just west of the hut. This saddle is tricky to cross, with dense manuka thickets.
Hokitika Gorge
6 February 20136 February 2013
Hokitika Gorge
Long drive, short walk. Nice spot, but too cold to swim -- go to Lake Mahinapua instead.
Pakihi Walk
5 February 20135 February 2013
Nice walk at dusk. Listened for rowi, heard only ruru.
Waitangitaona Wetland Walk
5 February 20135 February 2013
Very short. Don't go out of your way.
Lake Wombat
5 February 20135 February 2013
Good family walk, and one of the nicest forest walks around Franz Josef Glacier.
Canavan's Knob Walk
4 February 20134 February 2013
Ōkārito Trig Walk
3 February 20133 February 2013
Ōkārito Trig Walk
Excellent views from the trig...except I was there in the rain.
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
3 February 20133 February 2013
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
Kahikatea Walk, Lake Kaniere
3 February 20133 February 2013
United Mine
2 February 20132 February 2013
United Mine
Lake Mahināpua campsite
2 February 20132 February 2013
Beautiful spot on a warm summer's day.
Goldsborough Camping Area
2 February 20132 February 2013
Nice spot with a few good short walks. Campground dominated by mature gold panners with large RVs.
Bellbird Walk
2 February 20132 February 2013
German Gully / Goff's Track
2 February 20132 February 2013
Weka, pigeon, fantail, brown creeper, tit.
Mananui Bush
2 February 20132 February 2013
Mananui Bush
Short but nice.
Mt Brown Hut
26 January 201326 January 2013
Mt Brown Hut
Excellent walk in perfect weather. On the Styx side, note an old trail heads straight downhill just past the old hut site, and there are still a few permolat markers. Watch out for this and keep to the taped trail.
Mt Brown Hut
26 January 201326 January 2013
Mt Brown Hut
Excellent hut in a fantastic location. Friendly locals (i.e. weka). Attempted communication. Limited success.
Deer Flat Campsite
29 December 201229 December 2012
Beautiful spot with mistletoe hanging from the trees.
Shallow Bay
28 December 201228 December 2012
Nice little diversion.
Shallow Bay Hut
28 December 201228 December 2012
Shallow Bay Hut
A pleasant day trip or a good family overnight spot. Ample camping in the trees too.
Big Tree Walk
2 December 20122 December 2012
Possumer's Hut (derelict)
29 September 201229 September 2012
Possumer's Hut (derelict)
Mount Grey / Maukatere
29 September 201229 September 2012
Mount Grey / Maukatere
Glentui Loop Track
5 August 20125 August 2012
Glentui Loop Track
Bridal Veil Falls
12 April 201212 April 2012
Bridal Veil Falls
Outstanding short walk.
Lake Peel
4 January 20124 January 2012
Lake Peel
Excellent walk, great views.
Myttons Hut
4 January 20124 January 2012
Myttons Hut
Harwood's Hole
1 December 20111 December 2011
Harwood's Hole
Ryde Falls
1 May 20111 May 2011
Ryde Falls
Trig M
24 April 201124 April 2011
Trig M
Black Hill Hut
5 February 20115 February 2011
Black Hill Hut
We camped beside the hut. Windy dry northwester. Good views from the tops.
Black Hill
5 February 20115 February 2011
Black Hill
Hot and tedious walk into the Townshend Hut site. I'd recommend mountain biking this section.
Homer Hut
1 January 20111 January 2011
Homer Hut
Mitre Peak
31 December 201031 December 2010
Mitre Peak
Mt Crichton Loop Track
30 December 201030 December 2010
Butterfly Creek
6 December 20106 December 2010
Butterfly Creek
Puke Ariki Track
5 December 20105 December 2010
Puke Ariki Track
Gabriel Hut
25 April 201025 April 2010
Gabriel Hut
Jollie Brook - Gabriel Stream
24 April 201024 April 2010
Jollie Brook - Gabriel Stream
Jollie Brook Hut
24 April 201024 April 2010
Jollie Brook Hut
Mount Herbert Walkway
14 March 201014 March 2010
Mount Herbert Walkway
Rolleston Pack Track
7 March 20107 March 2010
Rolleston Pack Track
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle
6 March 20106 March 2010
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak
6 March 20106 March 2010
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle
6 March 20106 March 2010
Tristram Harper Memorial Hut
28 February 201028 February 2010
Tristram Harper Memorial Hut
Little Mount Peel
28 February 201028 February 2010
Little Mount Peel
Arai te Uru Heritage Walk
4 February 20104 February 2010
Arai te Uru Heritage Walk
Trounson Kauri Park
4 February 20104 February 2010
Trounson Kauri Park
Kai Iwi Lakes
3 February 20103 February 2010
Kai Iwi Lakes
Lake Marian
2 January 20102 January 2010
Lake Marian
Mount Cassidy
1 January 20101 January 2010
Mount Cassidy
Nikau Palm Gully
28 December 200928 December 2009
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
28 November 200928 November 2009
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Temple Basin
28 November 200928 November 2009
Temple Basin
Queen Charlotte Track
13 November 200913 November 2009
Queen Charlotte Track
West Harper Hut
25 October 200925 October 2009
West Harper Hut
Bealey Hut
25 October 200925 October 2009
Bealey Hut
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
25 October 200925 October 2009
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
Lagoon Saddle Hut
25 October 200925 October 2009
Lagoon Saddle Hut
Hamilton Hut
24 October 200924 October 2009
Hamilton Hut
Cass Saddle Hut
24 October 200924 October 2009
Cass Saddle Hut
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
24 October 200924 October 2009
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
The recommended parking spot for cars is at the Cass Station as there is a security camera there. I left a bike at Cora Lynn to commute back to the start. It's a pleasant and straightforward ride.
Nina River
10 October 200910 October 2009
Nina River
Light snow around the hut, and deep snow heading up to Devil's Den. We got as far as the old hut site where snow was almost waist deep, and turned back.
Mt Richardson loop
8 August 20098 August 2009
Mt Richardson loop
Trig M
26 July 200926 July 2009
Trig M
Hurunui Hot Springs
6 June 20096 June 2009
Hurunui Hot Springs
Hurunui Hut
6 June 20096 June 2009
Hurunui Hut
Waiheke Cross-Island Walkway
16 April 200916 April 2009
Whakanewha Park Loop
15 April 200915 April 2009
Whakanewha Park Loop
Hauhungaroa Hut
12 April 200912 April 2009
Hauhungaroa Hut
Hauhungaroa Track (Southern Section)
11 April 200911 April 2009
Hauhungaroa Track (Southern Section)
Waihaha Hut
11 April 200911 April 2009
Waihaha Hut
Rocky Creek Bivvy
5 April 20095 April 2009
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
4 April 20094 April 2009
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Griffin Creek Hut
4 April 20094 April 2009
Griffin Creek Hut
Peak Hill
15 March 200915 March 2009
Peak Hill
Pinchgut Hut
7 March 20097 March 2009
Pinchgut Hut
Wooded Gully - Pinchgut Hut
7 March 20097 March 2009
Wooded Gully - Pinchgut Hut
Packhorse Hut
8 February 20098 February 2009
Packhorse Hut
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach
8 February 20098 February 2009
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach
Pinchgut Hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Pinchgut Hut
Chasm Creek Track
1 January 20091 January 2009
Chasm Creek Track
Gentle Annie Point
1 January 20091 January 2009
Gentle Annie Point
Britannia Track
1 January 20091 January 2009
Britannia Track
Larrikin Creek Hut
30 December 200830 December 2008
Larrikin Creek Hut
Thousand Acres Plateau
29 December 200829 December 2008
Thousand Acres Plateau
Poor Pete's Hut
29 December 200829 December 2008
Poor Pete's Hut
Lake Matiri Hut
29 December 200829 December 2008
Lake Matiri Hut
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)
15 November 200815 November 2008
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)
Heather Jock Hut
24 August 200824 August 2008
Heather Jock Hut
Heather Jock Hut
24 August 200824 August 2008
Heather Jock Hut
Foggy Peak
10 August 200810 August 2008
Foggy Peak
Packhorse Hut
20 July 200820 July 2008
Packhorse Hut
Otira Valley
26 April 200826 April 2008
Otira Valley
East Hawdon Stream
25 April 200825 April 2008
East Hawdon Stream
East Hawdon Bivouac
25 April 200825 April 2008
East Hawdon Bivouac
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
20 April 200820 April 2008
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Red Hill
3 February 20083 February 2008
Red Hill
Griffin Range
26 January 200826 January 2008
Griffin Range
Karamatura Falls
6 January 20086 January 2008
Karamatura Falls
Waiomu Kauri Grove
30 December 200730 December 2007
Waiomu Kauri Grove
Fantail Bay
29 December 200729 December 2007
Fantail Bay
Coromandel Walkway
28 December 200728 December 2007
Coromandel Walkway
Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges
23 December 200723 December 2007
Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges
Bob's Camp Bivvy
7 December 20077 December 2007
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Bob's Camp Bivvy
7 December 20077 December 2007
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Whirinaki River - Taumutu Stream
17 November 200717 November 2007
Whirinaki River - Taumutu Stream
Upper Whirinaki Hut
17 November 200717 November 2007
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Mangamate Hut
17 November 200717 November 2007
Mangamate Hut
Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop
16 November 200716 November 2007
Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop
Central Whirinaki Hut
16 November 200716 November 2007
Central Whirinaki Hut
Central Whirinaki Hut
16 November 200716 November 2007
Central Whirinaki Hut
Whirinaki Track
16 November 200716 November 2007
Mangakara Nature Walk
4 November 20074 November 2007
Mangakara Nature Walk
Mt Kakepuku
4 November 20074 November 2007
Mt Kakepuku
Karioi Track
3 November 20073 November 2007
Karioi Track
Browns Island (Motukorea)
28 October 200728 October 2007
Browns Island (Motukorea)
Goldies Bush - Mokoroa Stream Circuit
27 October 200727 October 2007
Goldies Bush - Mokoroa Stream Circuit
Daly's Clearing Hut
22 October 200722 October 2007
Daly's Clearing Hut
Waitawheta Hut
21 October 200721 October 2007
Waitawheta Hut
Mount Te Aroha
20 October 200720 October 2007
Mount Te Aroha
Te Aroha - Waitawheta Tramway Circuit
20 October 200720 October 2007
Te Aroha - Waitawheta Tramway Circuit
Ryde Falls from Coopers Creek
7 October 20077 October 2007
Ryde Falls from Coopers Creek
Organ Pipes
28 September 200728 September 2007
Organ Pipes
Mount Oxford
15 September 200715 September 2007
Mount Oxford
Mueller Tarn Track
1 September 20071 September 2007
Mueller Tarn Track
Godley Head Walkway
31 August 200731 August 2007
Godley Head Walkway
Hapuku Hut
30 August 200730 August 2007
Hapuku Hut
Kowhai Hut
30 August 200730 August 2007
Kowhai Hut
Kowhai - Hapuku Track
30 August 200730 August 2007
Kowhai - Hapuku Track
Te Henga Walkway - from Bethells Beach, Waitakere
Pinchgut Hut
12 August 200712 August 2007
Pinchgut Hut
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
12 August 200712 August 2007
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Whatipu Coast
21 July 200721 July 2007
Whatipu Coast
Les Ward Shelter
11 July 200711 July 2007
Les Ward Shelter
Buck Taylor Track - Pararaha Stream Circuit
Scotts Saddle Track
7 July 20077 July 2007
Scotts Saddle Track
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
8 March 20078 March 2007
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Bowen Peak
4 March 20074 March 2007
Bowen Peak
Ben Lomond
4 March 20074 March 2007
Ben Lomond
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
4 February 20074 February 2007
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Griffin Creek Hut
4 February 20074 February 2007
Griffin Creek Hut
Casey Hut [DESTROYED]
6 January 20076 January 2007
Casey Hut [DESTROYED]
Andrews Shelter
6 January 20076 January 2007
Andrews Shelter
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle
6 January 20076 January 2007
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle
Mt Richardson loop
24 January 200424 January 2004
Mt Richardson loop
Sudden Valley Biv
1 January 20041 January 2004
Sudden Valley Biv
Freehold Creek
22 November 200322 November 2003
Freehold Creek
Packhorse Hut
8 November 20038 November 2003
Packhorse Hut
Packhorse Hut Track
8 November 20038 November 2003
Packhorse Hut Track
Larry's Creek
27 October 200327 October 2003
Larry's Creek
Mount Grey (lookout route)
21 June 200321 June 2003
Mount Grey (lookout route)
Mount Thomas
14 June 200314 June 2003
Mount Thomas
Kelly Range
20 April 200320 April 2003
Kelly Range
Carroll Hut
20 April 200320 April 2003
Carroll Hut
Lake Daniells
17 March 200317 March 2003
Lake Daniells
Five Mile Creek Falls
16 March 200316 March 2003
Five Mile Creek Falls
Mount Haast
15 March 200315 March 2003
Mount Haast
Clouded in at the top.
Ryde Falls
1 February 20031 February 2003
Ryde Falls
Sudden Valley
1 January 20031 January 2003
Sudden Valley
Mount Fyffe Hut
20 July 200220 July 2002
Mount Fyffe Hut
Mount Fyffe
20 July 200220 July 2002
Mount Fyffe
Snow on the ground.
Lewis Tops
26 April 200226 April 2002
Lewis Tops
Te Mari Craters
22 January 200222 January 2002
Te Mari Craters
Ketetahi Hut
21 January 200221 January 2002
Ketetahi Hut
Stayed here overnight back when that was possible.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
21 January 200221 January 2002
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Whakapapanui Track
20 January 200220 January 2002
Silica Rapids Walk
20 January 200220 January 2002
Tama Lakes Track
19 January 200219 January 2002
Tama Lakes Track
Taranaki Falls
19 January 200219 January 2002
Taranaki Falls
Temple Basin
17 June 200117 June 2001
Temple Basin
Carew Falls
17 June 200117 June 2001
Carew Falls
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
27 April 200127 April 2001
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Dobson Nature Walk
27 April 200127 April 2001
Dobson Nature Walk
Otehake Hot Springs
17 March 200117 March 2001
Otehake Hot Springs
Napenape
4 November 20004 November 2000
Napenape
Upper Nina Biv
13 January 200013 January 2000
Upper Nina Biv
Nina Hut
12 January 200012 January 2000
Nina Hut
Nina River
12 January 200012 January 2000
Nina River
Hinewai Reserve
15 August 199915 August 1999
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
19 January 199919 January 1999
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
18 January 199918 January 1999
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
18 January 199918 January 1999
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
17 January 199917 January 1999
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Kiwi Hut
16 January 199916 January 1999
Kiwi Hut
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
16 January 199916 January 1999
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
Very hot weather. Walking at 6am to avoid the heat.
Kaiapoi - Pegasus Bay Walkway
9 January 19999 January 1999
Kaiapoi - Pegasus Bay Walkway
North Arm Hut
1 July 19981 July 1998
North Arm Hut
Port William Hut
30 June 199830 June 1998
Port William Hut
Rakiura Track
30 June 199830 June 1998
Rakiura Track
Magdalen Hut
17 April 199817 April 1998
Magdalen Hut
Boyle Flats Hut
17 April 199817 April 1998
Boyle Flats Hut
Rokeby Hut
17 April 199817 April 1998
Rokeby Hut
Anne Hut
16 April 199816 April 1998
Anne Hut
Christopher Hut
15 April 199815 April 1998
Christopher Hut
Ada Pass Hut
14 April 199814 April 1998
Ada Pass Hut
Cannibal Gorge Hut
14 April 199814 April 1998
Cannibal Gorge Hut
St James Walkway
14 April 199814 April 1998
St James Walkway
Lake Mackenzie Hut
17 February 199817 February 1998
Lake Mackenzie Hut
Severe storm.
Routeburn Falls Hut
16 February 199816 February 1998
Routeburn Falls Hut
Routeburn Track
16 February 199816 February 1998
Routeburn Track
Fierce storm at Mackenzie Hut. The lake rose by close to a metre, and a tree branch fell on a tent, killing a tramper, and injuring another seriously.
Lewis Hut
3 January 19983 January 1998
Lewis Hut
Heaphy Hut
3 January 19983 January 1998
Heaphy Hut
Katipo Creek Shelter
2 January 19982 January 1998
Katipo Creek Shelter
Heaphy Track
2 January 19982 January 1998
Heaphy Track
Came straight off the Wangapeka Track onto the Heaphy. Nice change of pace.
Little Wanganui Hut (Removed)
1 January 19981 January 1998
Little Wanganui Hut (Removed)
Stag Flat Shelter
1 January 19981 January 1998
Stag Flat Shelter
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
31 December 199731 December 1997
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Happy new year!
Helicopter Flat Hut
30 December 199730 December 1997
Helicopter Flat Hut
Whio in the river outside the hut.
Cecil Kings Hut
30 December 199730 December 1997
Cecil Kings Hut
Kings Creek Hut
29 December 199729 December 1997
Kings  Creek Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
29 December 199729 December 1997
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Wangapeka Track
29 December 199729 December 1997
Wangapeka Track
Cable Bay Walkway
26 December 199726 December 1997
Cable Bay Walkway
Tobin's Track
18 October 199718 October 1997
Tobin's Track
Routeburn Track
15 October 199715 October 1997
Routeburn Track
Macetown Road
11 October 199711 October 1997
Macetown Road
Macetown
11 October 199711 October 1997
Macetown
Daffodils marking out the lines of old gardens in October.
Hawdon River
20 September 199720 September 1997
Hawdon River
Hawdon Hut
20 September 199720 September 1997
Hawdon Hut
Helicopter Hill Circuit
22 June 199722 June 1997
Helicopter Hill Circuit
Cedar Flat
21 April 199721 April 1997
Cedar Flat
Croesus Track
8 March 19978 March 1997
Croesus Track
Big River
23 January 199723 January 1997
Big River
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
1 January 19971 January 1997
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Rocks Hut
31 December 199631 December 1996
Rocks Hut
Dun Mountain
31 December 199631 December 1996
Dun Mountain
Godley Head Walkway
8 December 19968 December 1996
Godley Head Walkway
Slyburn Hut (Defunct)
4 November 19964 November 1996
Slyburn Hut (Defunct)
Stayed here when it was the public DOC hut.
Greenstone Track
3 November 19963 November 1996
Greenstone Track
Upper Caples Hut
2 November 19962 November 1996
Upper Caples Hut
Stayed here when it was a DOC hut. Deer out the window at dusk.
Mid Caples Hut
1 November 19961 November 1996
Mid Caples Hut
Caples Track
1 November 19961 November 1996
Caples Track
Bush Creek
31 October 199631 October 1996
Bush Creek
Graves Walkway
18 October 199618 October 1996
Graves Walkway
Lake Stream
20 September 199620 September 1996
Lake Stream
Lake Stream Hut
20 September 199620 September 1996
Lake Stream Hut
Welcome Flat Hut
6 May 19966 May 1996
Welcome Flat Hut
Welcome Flat
6 May 19966 May 1996
Welcome Flat
Lake Daniells
17 March 199617 March 1996
Lake Daniells
Inland Pack Track
16 November 199516 November 1995
Inland Pack Track
Ballroom Overhang
16 November 199516 November 1995
Ballroom Overhang
Ballroom, Fox River
16 November 199516 November 1995
Ballroom, Fox River
Fox River Caves
16 November 199516 November 1995
Fox River Caves
Te Ana o Matuku Cave
16 November 199516 November 1995
Te Ana o Matuku Cave
Truman Track
15 November 199515 November 1995
Truman Track
Dolomite Point Walk
14 May 199014 May 1990
Dolomite Point Walk
Carrington Hut
26 March 198926 March 1989
Carrington Hut
"Old" Julia hut
25 March 198925 March 1989
"Old" Julia hut
Arrived in the dark after a long day over Hunts Ridge from Hunts Creek Hut, and that was my first tramping trip. Hut was very welcome -- we didn't know until morning there was a "new" hut.
Hunts Creek Hut
24 March 198924 March 1989
Hunts Creek Hut
This was my first ever night in a tramping hut!