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  • Everything 34
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  • Huts 15
Rata Ridge track
12 August 201712 August 2017
Rata Ridge track
Track was officially closed since March 2017, as there are some slips. I just met one tricky tree fall between Piggott campsite and Mangatangi Fork, passable but care is advised. Didn't check the second part of the loop though.
Piggotts Hut
12 August 201712 August 2017
Piggotts Hut
The hut now has a new sheltered deck with outside table and two new water tanks.
Mangaehuehu Hut
1 March 20171 March 2017
Mangaehuehu Hut
One of the best huts on the Round the Mountain
Mangaturuturu Hut
1 March 20171 March 2017
Mangaturuturu Hut
Also visited in October 2013, great hut, was a bit small but now has an extra patio. Nice camping spots in the beech forest around the hut.
Whakapapaiti
1 March 20171 March 2017
Whakapapaiti
A great hut, not very popular it seems.
Rangipo Hut
1 March 20171 March 2017
Rangipo Hut
Waihohonu Hut
1 March 20171 March 2017
Waihohonu Hut
Bealey Spur - Jordan Saddle - Waimakariri River
12 January 201712 January 2017
Great route, we walked to the hut in 2 hours, spent the night and joined the saddle in about 4.5 hours, stopping to take pictures and being slow at some slightly exposed parts on the ridge. Then it took us about 3.5 hours down Jordan stream to the Waitak river, and about an hour along the river on the nice track to the road. Thanks for this route guide, was very useful! This route should only be done in fine weather unless you know the area well as the ridge can be subject to strong winds (in fine weather we sometimes had to crawl on all fours when gusts came) and the stream can become bigger during or after heavy rain. Take care at the exposed sections on the ridge and at the start of the stream, as if you pick the wrong tributary at the top you might end up at a small impassable waterfall. Note that according to Arthur Pass DOC rangers there is no way down Little Jordan Stream as there is an impassable waterfall, not shown on map.
Bealey Spur Hut
12 January 201712 January 2017
Bealey Spur Hut
Mattresses have been removed, there's only camp beds made out of thick tarp, so you need to bring your own mat for the night or you will get a cold night! Nice hut, but lots of graffiti and mice running everywhere at night.
Daly's Clearing Hut
19 November 201619 November 2016
Daly's Clearing Hut
Nice hut, warm even without a stove. Shared it with a noisy but friendly school group. Walked from Wairongomai taking Butlers Incline, Wairongomai Saddle, Mangakino Pack Track and left the next day for Karangahake Gorge via Waitawheta Pipeline track. Nice 2 days trip. Mangakino Pack track is rough and slow going, slippery, and narrow, with a few fallen trees that require going down and up gullies to avoid the mess, would not recommend it to a beginner. Apart from that it's a nice part of the Kaimais and a good weekend tramp.
Sealy Tarns
29 October 201329 October 2013
Sealy Tarns
Hooker Valley Track
28 October 201328 October 2013
Hooker Valley Track
Freehold Creek
27 October 201327 October 2013
Freehold Creek
Freehold Creek
27 October 201327 October 2013
Freehold Creek
Mt Luxmore Hut
24 October 201324 October 2013
Mt Luxmore Hut
Lake Marian
23 October 201323 October 2013
Lake Marian
Track was open in oct. 2013, but care is advised on the slips.
Key Summit
22 October 201322 October 2013
Key Summit
Diamond Lake
21 October 201321 October 2013
Blowfly Hut / Blue River Hut
19 October 201319 October 2013
Blowfly Hut / Blue River Hut
Great hut, and the stove is really nice. But the track was really wet, many streams chose to use the track instead of their streambed. The hard thing after 2 hours of walking in the mud and water was having to cross a large stream just before the hut, knee-deep.
Fox River Caves
17 October 201317 October 2013
Fox River Caves
Hokitika Gorge
17 October 201317 October 2013
Hokitika Gorge
Long drive to see a browny-grey river... It's only blue in dry summer days.
Denniston Walkway
16 October 201316 October 2013
Bushline Hut
15 October 201315 October 2013
Bushline Hut
Kawatiri Historic Railway Walk
15 October 201315 October 2013
Kawatiri Historic Railway Walk
15 October 201315 October 2013
Trilobite Hut
12 October 201312 October 2013
Trilobite Hut
Myttons Hut
11 October 201311 October 2013
Myttons Hut
Awesome hut!
Lake Peel
11 October 201311 October 2013
Lake Peel
Great track, but couldn't get through to Lake Peel, only went to the ridge: too much snow, too cold above bushline.
Cobb Valley
11 October 201311 October 2013
Cobb Valley
Track was flooded, couldn't get through.
Field Hut
10 October 201310 October 2013
Field Hut
Tama Lakes Track
7 October 20137 October 2013
Tama Lakes Track
Mangaturuturu Hut
6 October 20136 October 2013
Mangaturuturu Hut
Lake Surprise
6 October 20136 October 2013
Lake Surprise
Tough track, did it as a half-day walk, next time will consider doing it as a full-day walk as it is quite tedious.