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Matthew

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  • Huts 109
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Godley Head Walkway
6 Jan 2019 • 10km
Godley Head Walkway
Fowlers Hut
1 Jan 2019
Fowlers Hut
Extensive graffiti inside, apparently by one party.
Lake Guyon Hut
1 Jan 2019
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
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 Dec 2018
Scotties Camp Hut
Passed by on the way to Pool Hut. Bunks were full and somebody was camping nearby.
Pool Hut
31 Dec 2018
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 Dec 2018 • 7.1km
Nice walk once you get past the crowds of bikes. I think there was an event on.
Monument Track (south)
Walked it in the rain. Not so many views, but a beautiful little walk.
Walked it in the rain. Not so many views, but a beautiful little walk.
Mt Barrosa
21 Oct 2018 • 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 Sep 2018
Beautiful spot. Very close views of hoiho. Take the time to visit if passing by.
Silver Peaks Route
16 Sep 2018
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 Sep 2018
Nice cave. Swallows nesting inside. I was going to stay the night, but I got bored, so I walked on.
Nice little hut surrounded by pretty forest.
Jubilee Hut
16 Sep 2018
Jubilee Hut
Lots of pig damage around the hut.
Tunnel Beach
15 Sep 2018
Tunnel Beach
Huntsbury Track
4 Apr 2018
Acland Falls
31 Mar 2018
Acland Falls
Big Tree Walk
31 Mar 2018
Montgomerie hut
21 Jan 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 Jan 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 Jan 2018
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 Jan 2018
Crater Rim Walkway
Bridle Path to Mount Pleasant today. Hot.
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 Oct 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 Oct 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 Sep 2017
Crater Rim Walkway
Sign of the Kiwi to Rapaki Rock, just over an hour each way.
Crater Rim Walkway
10 Sep 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 Sep 2017
Crater Rim Walkway
Walked Ahuriri to Sign of the Bellbird and back.
Titoki Track
13 Aug 2017
Trig V Track
12 Aug 2017
Moorhouse Range
28 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
Marette Taylor Track
16 Apr 2017
Rogers Track
16 Apr 2017
Bealey Spur Hut
26 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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
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 Mar 2017
Lake Misery Track
Dobson Nature Walk
25 Mar 2017
Dobson Nature Walk
Cockayne Nature Walk
23 Mar 2017
Kitekite Falls
16 Feb 2017
Kitekite Falls
Auckland City Walk
15 Feb 2017
Auckland City Walk
Walked it with a stroller. No problem.
Piha Domain Camp
14 Feb 2017
Good base for a rainy week in Piha. Well set up for young kids with a good playground.
Fairy Falls Track
14 Feb 2017
Fairy Falls Track
Cass Ridge Track
15 Jan 2017
Not a part of the Port Hills that sees too many visitors.
Ellas Track
15 Jan 2017
Rod Donald Hut
2 Jan 2017
Rod Donald Hut
Visited again with 3yo and an eight month old. Very cold wind and rain next morning.
Faulkner's Track
27 Dec 2016
Great little track with nobody on it. Steep, rocky, and heavy with grass seeds.
Stan Helms Track
27 Nov 2016
Nice, easy track. Pioneer Women's Memorial at the top is currently under repair after earthquake damage back in 2011.
Convenient short loop.
Bivvy Track
20 Nov 2016
Nice piece of forest and a fun little track. I made a loop with Kanuka Track and Bush Road Track.
Kanuka Track
20 Nov 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 Nov 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
Castle Hill Peak
13 Mar 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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 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.
Worth a look if you are passing.
Arataki Nature Trail
25 Nov 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 Nov 2015
Upper Nihotupu Walk
24 Nov 2015
Nice waterfalls, interesting dam, although the walk is a bit tedious. I would suggest taking a bike.
Laird Thomson Track
24 Nov 2015
Rose Track
24 Nov 2015
White's Beach is a beautiful spot.
White Track
24 Nov 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 Nov 2015
Great family walk.
Karekare Falls
24 Nov 2015
Nice falls!
Taraire Track
24 Nov 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 Nov 2015
I walked this as part of the Montana Heritage Trail: pleasant easy walking.
Auckland City Walk
23 Nov 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 Nov 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
Nice extension to the dam walk. Lots to see for youngsters: walk through a tunnel and under a waterfall!
West Tunnel Mouth Track
Waitakere Dam Walk
23 Nov 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 Nov 2015
Fairy Falls Track
Beautiful track. I combined it with Old Coach Road for a nice 1.5 hour circuit.
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
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 Nov 2015
Mud and clematis.
Wooded Gully Campsite
13 Nov 2015
Nice overnight camp, lots of kids, lots of clematis flowering in the trees.
Mitchells Track
1 Nov 2015
One of my favourite walks in the Port Hills. Linked up with both Gilpins and Cedrics for a longer wander.
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 Oct 2015
Bridle Path
There and back. Lots of walkers out today getting Sunday afternoon emergency exercise.
Kennedys Bush Track
3 Oct 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 Sep 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
Nice walk. I came back via the road and it's much longer that way. Probably best not to.
Lamar Track
19 Sep 2015
Lamar Track
I took my 2yo daughter on this walk, but she refused to walk because it was sleeting.
Straightforward climb on a sunny spring day. Two wrecked cars in the valley.
Tawhairaunui Trail
6 Sep 2015
A very short walk, but good for strollers heading up to the playground.
Rapaki Track
31 Aug 2015
Rapaki Track
Cold grey day with icy rain at the top. Lovely views of clouds.
Benmore Track
1 Jun 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
Beautiful spot at the top end of the St James Cycle Trail. Absolutely no shelter from the winds.
Stanley Vale Hut
6 Apr 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 Apr 2015
Fowlers Hut
Interesting old hut on the Tophouse Road. Recently repaired, and in good condition.
Lake Guyon Hut
5 Apr 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
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
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 Dec 2014
Blue Creek Track
Interesting short walk, well worth the long drive in.
Coal Creek Falls
15 Nov 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
Nice walk, and rather popular! Some of the country's best landscapes are up this valley.
Manuka Hut via Lake Emily
Easy but handsome country.
Manuka Hut
11 Oct 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
Pleasant stroll with stunning views. Not at all wet underfoot.
Lake Emma hut
10 Oct 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 Sep 2014
Lake Hill Track
Fantastic views from this little rise. Particularly good view of the glacial signatures of the area.
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 Aug 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 Jun 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 Mar 2014
No seals at the moment. Lots of young ones in pools at Ohau Point. Check back in winter...
Fyffe-Palmer Track
2 Mar 2014
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Steepface Hill
16 Feb 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 Feb 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 Jan 2014
Dobson Nature Walk
Arthur's Pass Walking Track
Interesting family walk.
Cave Stream
18 Jan 2014
Cave Stream
Saw fish in the exit, several spiders, and a lost dobsonfly.
Klondyke Corner campsite
Good free camping with very little road noise. A few sandflies and attentive kea.
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 Sep 2013
McLeans Island Walking Trail
Started walking at 4, and finished the loop by moonlight.
Kaiapoi Island Trail
14 Apr 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 Mar 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 Mar 2013
Anti Crow Hut
Nice little hut guarded by sandflies. Just over an hour from the north bank road end.
Barker Hut
23 Mar 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 Mar 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 Mar 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 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 Feb 2013
Hokitika Gorge
Long drive, short walk. Nice spot, but too cold to swim -- go to Lake Mahinapua instead.
Pakihi Walk
5 Feb 2013
Nice walk at dusk. Listened for rowi, heard only ruru.
Very short. Don't go out of your way.
Lake Wombat
5 Feb 2013
Good family walk, and one of the nicest forest walks around Franz Josef Glacier.
Canavan's Knob Walk
4 Feb 2013
Ōkārito Trig Walk
3 Feb 2013
Ōkārito Trig Walk
Excellent views from the trig...except I was there in the rain.
Ōkārito Wetland Walk
United Mine
2 Feb 2013
United Mine
Beautiful spot on a warm summer's day.
Nice spot with a few good short walks. Campground dominated by mature gold panners with large RVs.
Bellbird Walk
2 Feb 2013
Weka, pigeon, fantail, brown creeper, tit.
Mananui Bush
2 Feb 2013
Mananui Bush
Short but nice.
Mt Brown Hut
26 Jan 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 Jan 2013
Mt Brown Hut
Excellent hut in a fantastic location. Friendly locals (i.e. weka). Attempted communication. Limited success.
Deer Flat Campsite
29 Dec 2012
Beautiful spot with mistletoe hanging from the trees.
Shallow Bay
28 Dec 2012
Nice little diversion.
Shallow Bay Hut
28 Dec 2012
Shallow Bay Hut
A pleasant day trip or a good family overnight spot. Ample camping in the trees too.
Big Tree Walk
2 Dec 2012
Possumer's Hut (derelict)
Mount Grey / Maukatere
Glentui Loop Track
5 Aug 2012
Glentui Loop Track
Bridal Veil Falls
12 Apr 2012
Bridal Veil Falls
Outstanding short walk.
Lake Peel
4 Jan 2012
Lake Peel
Excellent walk, great views.
Myttons Hut
4 Jan 2012
Myttons Hut
Harwood's Hole
1 Dec 2011
Harwood's Hole
Ryde Falls
1 May 2011
Ryde Falls
Trig M
24 Apr 2011
Trig M
Black Hill Hut
5 Feb 2011
Black Hill Hut
We camped beside the hut. Windy dry northwester. Good views from the tops.
Black Hill
5 Feb 2011
Black Hill
Hot and tedious walk into the Townshend Hut site. I'd recommend mountain biking this section.
Homer Hut
1 Jan 2011
Homer Hut
Mitre Peak
31 Dec 2010
Mitre Peak
Butterfly Creek
6 Dec 2010
Butterfly Creek
Puke Ariki Track
5 Dec 2010
Puke Ariki Track
Gabriel Hut
25 Apr 2010
Gabriel Hut
Jollie Brook - Gabriel Stream
Jollie Brook Hut
24 Apr 2010
Jollie Brook Hut
Mount Herbert Walkway
14 Mar 2010
Mount Herbert Walkway
Rolleston Pack Track
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak
Tristram Harper Memorial Hut
Little Mount Peel
28 Feb 2010
Little Mount Peel
Arai te Uru Heritage Walk
Trounson Kauri Park
4 Feb 2010
Trounson Kauri Park
Kai Iwi Lakes
3 Feb 2010
Kai Iwi Lakes
Lake Marian
2 Jan 2010
Lake Marian
Mount Cassidy
1 Jan 2010
Mount Cassidy
Nikau Palm Gully
28 Dec 2009
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Temple Basin
28 Nov 2009
Temple Basin
Queen Charlotte Track
13 Nov 2009
Queen Charlotte Track
West Harper Hut
25 Oct 2009
West Harper Hut
Bealey Hut
25 Oct 2009
Bealey Hut
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
25 Oct 2009
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
Lagoon Saddle Hut
25 Oct 2009
Lagoon Saddle Hut
Hamilton Hut
24 Oct 2009
Hamilton Hut
Cass Saddle Hut
24 Oct 2009
Cass Saddle Hut
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
24 Oct 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 Oct 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 Aug 2009
Mt Richardson loop
Trig M
26 Jul 2009
Trig M
Hurunui Hot Springs
6 Jun 2009
Hurunui Hot Springs
Hurunui Hut
6 Jun 2009
Hurunui Hut
Whakanewha Park Loop
15 Apr 2009
Whakanewha Park Loop
Hauhungaroa Hut
12 Apr 2009
Hauhungaroa Hut
Hauhungaroa Track (Southern Section)
Waihaha Hut
11 Apr 2009
Waihaha Hut
Rocky Creek Bivvy
5 Apr 2009
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Griffin Creek Hut
4 Apr 2009
Griffin Creek Hut
Peak Hill
15 Mar 2009
Peak Hill
Pinchgut Hut
7 Mar 2009
Pinchgut Hut
Wooded Gully - Pinchgut Hut
Packhorse Hut
8 Feb 2009
Packhorse Hut
Mount Herbert: Kaituna Valley approach
Pinchgut Hut
1 Jan 2009
Pinchgut Hut
Chasm Creek Track
1 Jan 2009
Chasm Creek Track
Gentle Annie Point
1 Jan 2009
Gentle Annie Point
Britannia Track
1 Jan 2009
Britannia Track
Larrikin Creek Hut
30 Dec 2008
Larrikin Creek Hut
Thousand Acres Plateau
Poor Pete's Hut
29 Dec 2008
Poor Pete's Hut
Lake Matiri Hut
29 Dec 2008
Lake Matiri Hut
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)
Heather Jock Hut
24 Aug 2008
Heather Jock Hut
Heather Jock Hut
24 Aug 2008
Heather Jock Hut
Foggy Peak
10 Aug 2008
Foggy Peak
Packhorse Hut
20 Jul 2008
Packhorse Hut
Otira Valley
26 Apr 2008
Otira Valley
East Hawdon Stream
25 Apr 2008
East Hawdon Stream
East Hawdon Bivouac
25 Apr 2008
East Hawdon Bivouac
Montgomery Park Scenic Reserve
Red Hill
3 Feb 2008
Red Hill
Griffin Range
26 Jan 2008
Griffin Range
Karamatura Falls
6 Jan 2008
Karamatura Falls
Waiomu Kauri Grove
30 Dec 2007
Waiomu Kauri Grove
Fantail Bay
29 Dec 2007
Fantail Bay
Coromandel Walkway
28 Dec 2007
Coromandel Walkway
Montana Heritage Trail- Waitakere Ranges
Bob's Camp Bivvy
7 Dec 2007
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Bob's Camp Bivvy
7 Dec 2007
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Whirinaki River - Taumutu Stream
Upper Whirinaki Hut
17 Nov 2007
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Mangamate Hut
17 Nov 2007
Mangamate Hut
Central Whirinaki - Mangamate Loop
Central Whirinaki Hut
16 Nov 2007
Central Whirinaki Hut
Central Whirinaki Hut
16 Nov 2007
Central Whirinaki Hut
Whirinaki Track
16 Nov 2007
Mangakara Nature Walk
Mt Kakepuku
4 Nov 2007
Mt Kakepuku
Karioi Track
3 Nov 2007
Karioi Track
Browns Island (Motukorea)
Goldies Bush - Mokoroa Stream Circuit
Daly's Clearing Hut
22 Oct 2007
Daly's Clearing Hut
Waitawheta Hut
21 Oct 2007
Waitawheta Hut
Mount Te Aroha
20 Oct 2007
Mount Te Aroha
Te Aroha - Waitawheta Tramway Circuit
Ryde Falls from Coopers Creek
Organ Pipes
28 Sep 2007
Organ Pipes
Mount Oxford
15 Sep 2007
Mount Oxford
Mueller Tarn Track
1 Sep 2007
Mueller Tarn Track
Godley Head Walkway
31 Aug 2007
Godley Head Walkway
Hapuku Hut
30 Aug 2007
Hapuku Hut
Kowhai Hut
30 Aug 2007
Kowhai Hut
Kowhai - Hapuku Track
30 Aug 2007
Kowhai - Hapuku Track
Te Henga Walkway - from Bethells Beach, Waitakere
Pinchgut Hut
12 Aug 2007
Pinchgut Hut
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Whatipu Coast
21 Jul 2007
Whatipu Coast
Les Ward Shelter
11 Jul 2007
Les Ward Shelter
Buck Taylor Track - Pararaha Stream Circuit
Scotts Saddle Track
7 Jul 2007
Scotts Saddle Track
Okuku River - Pinchgut Hut
Bowen Peak
4 Mar 2007
Bowen Peak
Ben Lomond
4 Mar 2007
Ben Lomond
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Griffin Creek Hut
4 Feb 2007
Griffin Creek Hut
Casey Hut [DESTROYED]
Andrews Shelter
6 Jan 2007
Andrews Shelter
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle
Mt Richardson loop
24 Jan 2004
Mt Richardson loop
Sudden Valley Biv
1 Jan 2004
Sudden Valley Biv
Freehold Creek
22 Nov 2003
Freehold Creek
Packhorse Hut
8 Nov 2003
Packhorse Hut
Packhorse Hut Track
8 Nov 2003
Packhorse Hut Track
Larry's Creek
27 Oct 2003
Larry's Creek
Mount Grey (lookout route)
Mount Thomas
14 Jun 2003
Mount Thomas
Kelly Range
20 Apr 2003
Kelly Range
Carroll Hut
20 Apr 2003
Carroll Hut
Lake Daniells
17 Mar 2003
Lake Daniells
Five Mile Creek Falls
16 Mar 2003
Five Mile Creek Falls
Mount Haast
15 Mar 2003
Mount Haast
Clouded in at the top.
Ryde Falls
1 Feb 2003
Ryde Falls
Sudden Valley
1 Jan 2003
Sudden Valley
Mount Fyffe Hut
20 Jul 2002
Mount Fyffe Hut
Mount Fyffe
20 Jul 2002
Mount Fyffe
Snow on the ground.
Lewis Tops
26 Apr 2002
Lewis Tops
Te Mari Craters
22 Jan 2002
Te Mari Craters
Ketetahi Hut
21 Jan 2002
Ketetahi Hut
Stayed here overnight back when that was possible.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Whakapapanui Track
20 Jan 2002
Silica Rapids Walk
20 Jan 2002
Tama Lakes Track
19 Jan 2002
Tama Lakes Track
Taranaki Falls
19 Jan 2002
Taranaki Falls
Temple Basin
17 Jun 2001
Temple Basin
Carew Falls
17 Jun 2001
Carew Falls
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Dobson Nature Walk
27 Apr 2001
Dobson Nature Walk
Otehake Hot Springs
17 Mar 2001
Otehake Hot Springs
Napenape
4 Nov 2000
Napenape
Upper Nina Biv
13 Jan 2000
Upper Nina Biv
Nina Hut
12 Jan 2000
Nina Hut
Nina River
12 Jan 2000
Nina River
Hinewai Reserve
15 Aug 1999
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
19 Jan 1999
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Kiwi Hut
16 Jan 1999
Kiwi Hut
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
Very hot weather. Walking at 6am to avoid the heat.
Kaiapoi - Pegasus Bay Walkway
North Arm Hut
1 Jul 1998
North Arm Hut
Port William Hut
30 Jun 1998
Port William Hut
Rakiura Track
30 Jun 1998
Rakiura Track
Magdalen Hut
17 Apr 1998
Magdalen Hut
Boyle Flats Hut
17 Apr 1998
Boyle Flats Hut
Rokeby Hut
17 Apr 1998
Rokeby Hut
Anne Hut
16 Apr 1998
Anne Hut
Christopher Hut
15 Apr 1998
Christopher Hut
Ada Pass Hut
14 Apr 1998
Ada Pass Hut
Cannibal Gorge Hut
14 Apr 1998
Cannibal Gorge Hut
St James Walkway
14 Apr 1998
St James Walkway
Lake Mackenzie Hut
17 Feb 1998
Lake Mackenzie Hut
Severe storm.
Routeburn Falls Hut
16 Feb 1998
Routeburn Falls Hut
Routeburn Track
16 Feb 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 Jan 1998
Lewis Hut
Heaphy Hut
3 Jan 1998
Heaphy Hut
Katipo Creek Shelter
Heaphy Track
2 Jan 1998
Heaphy Track
Came straight off the Wangapeka Track onto the Heaphy. Nice change of pace.
Little Wanganui Hut (Removed)
Stag Flat Shelter
1 Jan 1998
Stag Flat Shelter
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
31 Dec 1997
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Happy new year!
Helicopter Flat Hut
30 Dec 1997
Helicopter Flat Hut
Whio in the river outside the hut.
Cecil Kings Hut
30 Dec 1997
Cecil Kings Hut
Kings Creek Hut
29 Dec 1997
Kings  Creek Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
29 Dec 1997
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Wangapeka Track
29 Dec 1997
Wangapeka Track
Cable Bay Walkway
26 Dec 1997
Cable Bay Walkway
Tobin's Track
18 Oct 1997
Tobin's Track
Routeburn Track
15 Oct 1997
Routeburn Track
Macetown Road
11 Oct 1997
Macetown Road
Macetown
11 Oct 1997
Macetown
Daffodils marking out the lines of old gardens in October.
Hawdon River
20 Sep 1997
Hawdon River
Hawdon Hut
20 Sep 1997
Hawdon Hut
Helicopter Hill Circuit
Cedar Flat
21 Apr 1997
Cedar Flat
Croesus Track
8 Mar 1997
Croesus Track
Big River
23 Jan 1997
Big River
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Rocks Hut
31 Dec 1996
Rocks Hut
Dun Mountain
31 Dec 1996
Dun Mountain
Godley Head Walkway
8 Dec 1996
Godley Head Walkway
Slyburn Hut (Defunct)
Stayed here when it was the public DOC hut.
Greenstone Track
3 Nov 1996
Greenstone Track
Upper Caples Hut
2 Nov 1996
Upper Caples Hut
Stayed here when it was a DOC hut. Deer out the window at dusk.
Mid Caples Hut
1 Nov 1996
Mid Caples Hut
Caples Track
1 Nov 1996
Caples Track
Bush Creek
31 Oct 1996
Bush Creek
Graves Walkway
18 Oct 1996
Graves Walkway
Lake Stream
20 Sep 1996
Lake Stream
Lake Stream Hut
20 Sep 1996
Lake Stream Hut
Welcome Flat Hut
6 May 1996
Welcome Flat Hut
Welcome Flat
6 May 1996
Welcome Flat
Lake Daniells
17 Mar 1996
Lake Daniells
Inland Pack Track
16 Nov 1995
Inland Pack Track
Ballroom Overhang
16 Nov 1995
Ballroom Overhang
Ballroom, Fox River
16 Nov 1995
Ballroom, Fox River
Fox River Caves
16 Nov 1995
Fox River Caves
Te Ana o Matuku (Teorumata) Cave
Truman Track
15 Nov 1995
Truman Track
Dolomite Point Walk
14 May 1990
Dolomite Point Walk
Carrington Hut
26 Mar 1989
Carrington Hut
"Old" Julia hut
25 Mar 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 Mar 1989
Hunts Creek Hut
This was my first ever night in a tramping hut!