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Waiau Hut
7 Jan 2019
Waiau Hut
Connors Creek Hut
6 Jan 2019
Connors Creek Hut
Silverstream Bivvy
5 Jan 2019
Bull Paddock Creek Hut
I dropped down to the biv from the tops and then went out to the Wairau River by the Sandfly Stream track.
Bottom Gordon Hut
13 Nov 2018
Bottom Gordon Hut
Top Leatham Hut
12 Nov 2018
Top Leatham Hut
Heather Jock Hut
1 Nov 2018
Heather Jock Hut
Lees Creek Hut
18 Oct 2018
Lees Creek Hut
Mole Hut
3 Oct 2018
Mole Hut
Doubtful Hut
22 Sep 2018
Doubtful Hut
Big River
5 Jul 2018
Big River
Removal of windfall and track upgrades are in progress. Inangahua River section cleared, Deep Creek in progress. Waiuta to Big River very good! To poppet head & sawmill like a highway now from Big River. Don't think Rainy Creek is being done & is still overgrown! Up to dam not recut (yet?) but track has some new marker waratahs on it and is easy to follow.
Big River Hut
5 Jul 2018
Big River Hut
Mt Greenland Hut
22 Jun 2018
Mt Greenland Hut
Stayed 2 nights. Hunted for old tracks and mining relics in the Totara River catchment.
Explorer Hut
7 Jun 2018
Explorer Hut
Stafford Hut
31 May 2018
Stafford Hut
Mt Brown Hut
9 May 2018
Mt Brown Hut
Approx the 40th time I've done the walk to this hut but my 1st check in for walking the tracks here. Went up via the Styx and down via Geologists Ck with a road walk back to the car. The Geologists Ck track is very muddy in places at the moment!
Inangahua River
2 May 2018
Inangahua River
There was uncleared windthrow over the track but it was still walkable. There is a good example of an iron pipe water race syphon alongside this track.
Big River
2 May 2018
Big River
The water race section adjacent the Inangahua River and the flood track up Deep Creek have a lot of uncleared windthrow at the moment. There are smashed bridges and the odd slip as well. Using Deep Creek and the terrace sections of track beside the creek but not the flood routes where they go up high is fine. The water race section beside the Inangahua River can be cut out and the alternative route is marked but involves fording the Inangahua River rather than using a swingbridge.
Mt Turiwhate track
22 Apr 2018
Mt Turiwhate track
Michael Anderson jnr. and I did a track maintenance run, visited the plane crash memorial and walked the ridge line as far as the trig then returned to the car in a longish day.
Mt French
11 Apr 2018
Mt French
Windfall low down near track start. Saw 2 chamois.
Tutaekuri hut
1 Apr 2018
Tutaekuri hut
Lake Man Bivouac
30 Mar 2018
Lake Man Bivouac
Slaty Creek Hut
29 Mar 2018
Slaty Creek Hut
Doubtless Hut
29 Mar 2018
Doubtless Hut
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Wangapeka biv
23 Jan 2018
Wangapeka biv
Revisited the new biv on the way out the Wangapeka. It has the long moniker Little Wanganui Gorge Shelter now. Gets more sun than the old half round bivvy did!
Stag Flat Shelter
23 Jan 2018
Stag Flat Shelter
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
23 Jan 2018
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Helicopter Flat Hut
22 Jan 2018
Helicopter Flat Hut
Trevor Carter Hut
22 Jan 2018
Trevor Carter Hut
Thor Hut
22 Jan 2018
Thor Hut
Venus Hut
22 Jan 2018
Venus Hut
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
21 Jan 2018
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
Karamea Bend Hut
21 Jan 2018
Karamea Bend Hut
Meikles Hut
7 Jan 2018
Meikles Hut
This hut is in sad condition now with the door hanging off it. The whole thing is rotten and shaky. There are a couple of cm of goat shit on the floor as the goats have been using it as a shelter.
Croesus Top Hut
27 Dec 2017
Croesus Top Hut
The other hut (Ces Clark Hut) was full. Did all my cooking on the open fire and enjoyed a peaceful solo stay in this older hut.
McConchies Hut
21 Dec 2017
McConchies Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
20 Dec 2017
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Hurricane Hut
20 Dec 2017
Hurricane Hut
Section: Lake Guyon - Fowler Pass
Section: Maling Pass - Moki Track
I've done this as a mixture of biking and walking a couple of times. Some nice scenery.
Stanley Vale Hut
7 Dec 2017
Stanley Vale Hut
Comfortable old hut. It has plenty of reading material there.
Lake Guyon Hut
7 Dec 2017
Lake Guyon Hut
Mananui Bush
25 Nov 2017
Mananui Bush
Went thru this track and back yesterday to check out the sea condition for surf casting. I've been visiting for about 45 years. It used to be a loop walk but what was the northerly part of the loop that ran parallel with the farm boundary is now overgrown.
Mt Greenland Hut
12 Nov 2017
Mt Greenland Hut
Spent time finding and following old abandoned miners tracks on the Mikonui side of Mt Greenland.
Mt Turiwhate track
28 May 2017
Mt Turiwhate track
Mt Greenland Hut
17 Apr 2017
Mt Greenland Hut
It was a pleasant surprise to find out that what had been a private hut is now open to public use. I have stayed in the old, now collapsed, Mt Greenland Hut back in the early 1970's and visited the site of this current hut back then before it was even built.
Browning Range Bivouac
Having stayed night got an early start climbing Mt Lathrop. Plenty of deer roaring during night. Saw a mob of deer in each head basin on either side of the ridge above the bivvy in the early morning.
Explorer Hut
16 Mar 2017
Explorer Hut
Recently renovated by Permolat. Went in from the Totara Valley over Bald Hill and Fraser Peak. This is now viable access since Permolat members have done work on what were until recently abandoned tracks.
Rocky Creek Bivvy
17 Feb 2017
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Walked out from Scottys Biv via Rocky Creek & popped in to Rocky Biv for a brief spell.
Scottys biv
17 Feb 2017
Scottys biv
Stayed a couple of nights. Climbed Tara Tama and explored along the Range seeing plenty of chamois & a few rock wren.
Gabriel Hut
11 Jan 2017
Gabriel Hut
A bit rough & draughty & with a few resident mice but still a comfortable hut. The roof has been re done fairly recently and the mattresses seem quite new. A bit more TLC would make a big difference! The hut gets lots of visitors passing thru but many don't seem keen on basic cleaning or taking their rubbish with them.
Evangeline Bivvy
11 Jan 2017
Evangeline Bivvy
Black Birch Track (Ferny Gair Cons. Area, Marlborough)
Old Bridge Hut
20 Dec 2016
Old Bridge Hut
Pool Hut
20 Dec 2016
Pool Hut
Jervois Hut
20 Dec 2016
Scotties Camp Hut
19 Dec 2016
Scotties Camp Hut
Stony Stream Bivvy
19 Dec 2016
Stony Stream Bivvy
Nice bivvy with fire. The surrounds are less pleasant than once would have been the case with the former tussock areas overgrowing with broom.
Caroline Creek Bivvy
13 Dec 2016
Caroline Creek Bivvy
Visited before the bivvy gets replaced by a hut. This is supposed to happen early in 2017. We day tripped from the Maling Pass carpark.
Greyneys campsite
1 Nov 2016
Greyneys campsite
I spent a night in this shelter back in 1972 after walking down the Waimak in the afternoon and failing to hitch a ride back to the West Coast before nightfall. From time to time I pop in and have a look at the shelter. Last week I noticed that the inside is now covered in graffiti. Almost every rock now has writing on it! This "vandalism" has happened in the last few years.
Britannia Track
2 Aug 2016
Britannia Track
Kelly Range
10 Jul 2016
Kelly Range
This was my most recent visit but I've been poking around this area since the 1970's. Was up there recording the location of old mining sites. Few people know of the pits, shafts & tunnels up there. Bumped in to Christine Jemison & Bryan Tuffnell at the hut on the way in but didn't cross paths with mate Alan J. who was out on the hill somewhere while I was doing my searching & recording.
Mt Fox Route
1 Jun 2016
Mt Fox Route
Larry's Creek
22 May 2016
Larry's Creek
Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula
Rod Donald Hut
19 Apr 2016
Rod Donald Hut
Classy well appointed hut!
Te Ara Pātaka
1 Apr 2016
Te Ara Pātaka
Didn't have good wx. Would like to do bits again on a cloudless day with little wind. Caught some nice glimpses of Lyttleton Harbour. Packhorse Hut and it's history was of interest. Also the remnants of Totara forest.
Mount Herbert Shelter
Bob's Camp Bivvy
22 Mar 2016
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Pinchgut Hut
22 Mar 2016
Pinchgut Hut
Nice hut but some TLC required. It was dissapointing to see quite a bit of recent graffitti & rubbish left behind that should have been carried out. One of the downsides of being reasonably accessible & close to a city I suppose!
Lake Matiri Hut
4 Mar 2016
Lake Matiri Hut
Larrikin Creek Hut
3 Mar 2016
Larrikin Creek Hut
Flanagans Hut
1 Mar 2016
Flanagans Hut
This hut has had 4 extra windows fitted in Feb 2016. Two pair of small windows to illuminate the bunk area. I found the access time info listed to walk in varied from 3 - 6½ hrs. This seemed a big spread and a little confusing! For the record in good conditions with a several day pack it took me ¾ of an hour to walk the 4x4 track from the ford to the swing bridge and 2¾ hrs from there on to the hut. This time included 3 short breaks of 5 mins or so.
John Reid Hut
24 Feb 2016
John Reid Hut
There are great views from the tops behind (north) of John Reid Hut. Saw a spectre while heading around the tops to this hut from Mt Patriarch.
Kiwi Saddle Hut (Wangapeka)
I enjoyed roaming the Luna tops and Arthur Range tops either side of this hut. Nearby Mt Patriarch is quicker & easier to climb than a view from the distance indicates.
Kings Creek Hut
22 Feb 2016
Kings  Creek Hut
Cecil Kings Hut
22 Feb 2016
Cecil Kings Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
22 Feb 2016
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Minchin Bivvy
11 Feb 2016
Minchin Bivvy
I've been told this biv may be done up soon by a volunteer group. (this has now happened in early March 2016)
Ranger Bivvy
10 Feb 2016
Ranger Bivvy
East Hawdon Bivouac
7 Feb 2016
East Hawdon Bivouac
Blue Duck Bivvy
3 Feb 2016
Blue Duck Bivvy
More something of a historic curiosity than a serious accommodation option. A tent or dry rock would be better if contemplating staying in this attractive area. This biv which shows on old maps and has been spotted from the air from time to time in the past doesn't appear in DOC info. Many people thought that it no longer existed but Jim & James Masson spotted it from a distance whilst descending Mt Reeves in Jan 2016. They spread the word and Martin & Kerry Clapham walked in for a look to ascertain the state of the biv in late Jan 2016. They may have been the first people to visit this biv on foot since 1972? They popped in home and told me what they found and I walked in to the biv a few days later to see for myself.
Boo Boo Hut
3 Feb 2016
Boo Boo Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
Great location! The bivvy currently needs painting & other maintenance. I sand papered the sticking door to let it open freely but the window also needs attention.
Ellis Basin Hut
20 Jan 2016
Omaka Bivvy
14 Jan 2016
Penk Hut
12 Jan 2016
Lake Alexander Hut
11 Jan 2016
Kiwi Hut
28 Dec 2015
Kiwi Hut
This hut has been getting a fair bit of use lately between TA walkers and hunters. Glad to see it has been adopted.
Mackenzie Bivvy
26 Dec 2015
Mackenzie Bivvy
Seldom visited. (No tracks) On 26th Dec I was just the fourth person to walk in & sign the book for calendar year 2015. Nice ex NZFS biv with open fire! Good carved poem mounted on wall.
Three Mile Stream Hut
25 Dec 2015
Three Mile Stream Hut
Mackenzie Hut
25 Dec 2015
Hurunui Hut
24 Dec 2015
Hurunui Hut
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
Harper Pass Biv
24 Dec 2015
Harper Pass Biv
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Lost Stream Bivvy
19 Nov 2015
Top Misery Hut
18 Nov 2015
Branch Bivvy
18 Nov 2015
Greig's Hut
17 Nov 2015
Greig's Hut
Bottom Misery Hut
17 Nov 2015
Tidy and comfortable hut. Plenty of close firewood. The huts elevated situation gives a nice view down the Branch River.
Salmon Creek Lower Bivvy
Explorer Hut
30 Oct 2015
Explorer Hut
Fitted a memorial plaque for Rex Taylor in the hut. Rex was killed in a fall in this area while doing solo volunteer work and tramping three years earlier in Oct 2012.
Turnbull Bivvy
13 Sep 2015
Turnbull Bivvy
I only stopped in for 30 mins for a look but I'd happily stay there. I like this style bivvy with an open fire. A close water supply could be problematic in summer?
Makarora Hut
21 Aug 2015
Makarora Hut
Cameron Hut Wanaka/Makarora
Mt Turiwhate track
30 Jul 2015
Mt Turiwhate track
There are now two stakes on the tops marking where to turn off the main ridge and a side spur when descending to the track that goes to the Grahams Creek bridge.
Mt Brown Hut
8 Jul 2015
Mt Brown Hut
Sunshine Flat Shelter
27 May 2015
Sunshine Flat Shelter
Truman Track
1 Apr 2015
Truman Track
Pororari River Track
The windthrow that was closing this track has been cleared. I walked this track, chunks of the Inland Pack track & in to Cave Creek and in each case the windthrow across the track had been cleared.
Branch Creek Hut
1 Apr 2015
Branch Creek Hut
Granity Pass Hut
31 Mar 2015
Granity Pass Hut
Serpentine hut
19 Mar 2015
Serpentine hut
Went in via the TR of the Hokitika River this time. Andrew Buglass & the odd permolat helper have recently re-opened this old route that was abandoned in the early 70's. It took me 6hrs 15mins (including lunch & photo stops) to walk up to the hut from the DOC carpark. It's a reasonably challenging route. Allow 6 - 9 hrs if heading in this way.
Cassel Flat Hut
14 Mar 2015
Cassel Flat Hut
Horace Walker Hut
13 Mar 2015
Horace Walker Hut
Cassel Flat Hut
11 Mar 2015
Cassel Flat Hut
Lame Duck Hut
10 Mar 2015
Lame Duck Hut
Nice hut! The few mice there need eliminating though. There is currently no poison or traps at the hut.
Christmas Flat Hut
1 Mar 2015
Christmas Flat Hut
Harman Hut
23 Feb 2015
Harman Hut
Mid Styx Hut
21 Feb 2015
Mid Styx Hut
Waingaro Forks Hut
14 Feb 2015
Waingaro Forks Hut
Riordans Hut
14 Feb 2015
Riordans Hut
Tin Hut
14 Feb 2015
Tin Hut
Anatoki Forks Hut
13 Feb 2015
Anatoki Forks Hut
Boulder Lake Hut
12 Feb 2015
Boulder Lake Hut
Adelaide tarn hut
12 Feb 2015
Adelaide tarn hut
Situated amidst top notch majestic country well worth visiting! The hut however leaves a bit to be desired. The bunks are short narrow & saggy and the hut was over-run with mice when we stayed there. (If there had been a trap or poison there we would have used them)
Grassy Flat Hut
1 Feb 2015
Grassy Flat Hut
On a recent visit to this hut I noticed that there is now a memorial plaque inside commemorating Christopher Clarke of Ohio, USA who died in the Browning Pass area in 2006. There is also an interpretation panel with photos of huts that have been on Grassy Flat over years. DOC call the current hut the third one but is actually at least the fourth that has been there that I know of. They have missed Heslan's Hut that used to be a bit further East on the flat than the others. (It was no longer there in 1971 when I first visited but I've heard it survived in to the 1960's) In the early days Heslan had a licence to graze stock on the flat.
Lyell Saddle hut
22 Jan 2015
Lyell Saddle hut
Stern Valley Hut
21 Jan 2015
Stern Valley Hut
Ghost Lake Hut
20 Jan 2015
Ghost Lake Hut
Lucretia Hut
3 Jan 2015
Lucretia Hut
Devils Den Bivouac
2 Jan 2015
Devils Den Bivouac
Upper Nina Biv
2 Jan 2015
Upper Nina Biv
Inland Pack Track
1 Jan 2015
Inland Pack Track
Walked sections of this track at various times from 2010 - 2015. The Cyclone Ita windthrow event in 2014 was very bad in places but the track was cleared except for a bit between Bullock & Fossil Creeks when I was last there in April 2015.
Old Ghost Road
1 Jan 2015
Old Ghost Road
It's still having bits built between Sth Branch of the Mokihinui & Rocky Tor which is on the Lyell side of Ghost Lake Hut. The unbuilt bits have a strong foot trail along the taped tramping routes now. Cruising along taking a few photos but with no other breaks I found the DOC max times were about double the time it took to walk each stretch.
Old Ghost Road
1 Jan 2015
Old Ghost Road
First tramped the Lyell end in the 1970's and the Mokihihinui in 2009 all before the cycleway was constructed. Have been back a few times since then most recently Jan 2015 to visit the newly constructed Lyell Range part of the track & Stern Valley and Ghost Lake Huts.
Nina Hut
1 Jan 2015
Nina Hut
Charming Creek Walkway
Chasm Creek Track
14 Dec 2014
Chasm Creek Track
Specimen Point Hut
14 Dec 2014
Specimen Point Hut
East Matakitaki Hut
4 Dec 2014
East Matakitaki Hut
Bob's Hut
3 Dec 2014
Bob's Hut
Downie Hut
3 Dec 2014
Downie Hut
Mt Turiwhate track
20 Nov 2014
Mt Turiwhate track
Greg Ross kept me company. We worked our way up doing track work as we went but there was nothing major to do as the track had received plenty of attention from me in April. We only went as far as where the tussock spur above the top of the track hits the main ridge as higher up was in thick cloud. Saw a few goats as per normal. Elle dog came along too.
Field Hut
14 Nov 2014
Field Hut
Parawai Hut
7 Nov 2014
Parawai Hut
Bellbird Walk
9 Aug 2014
Mt Curtis Hut
15 Jun 2014
Mt Curtis Hut
Mt Curtis Hut
13 Jun 2014
Mt Sunday Biv
18 May 2014
Mt Sunday Biv
Fosters Hut
17 May 2014
Fosters Hut
There is a small pot belly stove in the hut and lots of dry dead fall Silver Beech firewood near the hut to help you stay cosy in cooler wx. The lights of Blenheim show up brightly from the hut clearing on a cloudless night.
Devils Creek Hut
17 May 2014
Devils Creek Hut
Dun Mountain
11 May 2014
Dun Mountain
I walked from the Brook Street entrance below the motor camp to the summit of Dun Mountain & back in 7¼hrs including stops. (30+ km's) Some of the engineering aspects of the railway formation, old hut sites, interpretation panels & the mineral belt were interesting. Good views from above the bushline too! Met lots of mountain bikers & one jogger between Nelson & Coppermine Saddle but surprisingly no other trampers on a sunny Sunday.
Third House Hut
11 May 2014
Third House Hut
Dun Mountain Hut
11 May 2014
Dun Mountain Hut
Mount Fishtail
10 May 2014
Mount Fishtail
Fishtail Hut
10 May 2014
Fishtail Hut
Pine Valley Hut
9 May 2014
Paddy's Pinchgut circuit
Bushline Hut
1 May 2014
Bushline Hut
Kea hut
1 May 2014
Kea hut
Relax Shelter
1 May 2014
Relax Shelter
This shelter has just had the interior done up and was smelling strongly of paint when I had a look inside. A DOC contractor said the nearby Bushedge Shelter will be removed now that this one has been done up.
Beebys hut
1 May 2014
Beebys hut
Speargrass Hut
30 Apr 2014
Speargrass Hut
Mt Turiwhate track
1 Apr 2014
Mt Turiwhate track
Visited the two highest points on the 9th. This track got four visits from me in April. It is now quite ok to walk again. It was very overgrown back in 2010. Since then volunteers have re cut & remarked most of the track to the tussock. More work is planned. Once in the tussock it's follow your nose.
Red Hills Hut
24 Mar 2014
Red Hills Hut
Porters Creek Hut
23 Mar 2014
Porters Creek Hut
Not quite up to the standard of the other huts on the route. The bunks are shorter? Needs a second table or bench & some shelving plus a few other small things. None the less perfectly adequate & welcome shelter. Easy to see with the Forestry Orange paint job.
Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Top Wairoa Hut
22 Mar 2014
Top Wairoa Hut
Mid Wairoa Hut
22 Mar 2014
Mid Wairoa Hut
Tarn Hut
21 Mar 2014
Tarn Hut
Mount Rintoul Hut
21 Mar 2014
Mount Rintoul Hut
Old Man Hut
20 Mar 2014
Old Man Hut
Slaty Hut
20 Mar 2014
Slaty Hut
Starveall Hut
19 Mar 2014
Starveall Hut
Hacket Hut
19 Mar 2014
Hacket Hut
John Hayward Memorial Hut
Mikonui Flat hut
7 Feb 2014
Mikonui Flat hut
Blue Mountain Hut
2 Feb 2014
Blue Mountain Hut
Bottom Gordon Hut
1 Feb 2014
Bottom Gordon Hut
Top Gordon Hut
1 Feb 2014
Top Gordon Hut
Healey Creek hut
1 Feb 2014
Healey Creek hut
The track is currently badly in need of a recut & remarking. The track up from Mikonui Flat hasn't had a proper cut since it was last done in 2004/5 by Hokitika based volunteers. (DOC don't do any maintenance on the track)
Caves Hut
1 Feb 2014
Caves Hut
Pouakai Hut
24 Jan 2014
Pouakai Hut
Ducked in to this hut while holidaying in Taranaki on the only day I had available! (prior to attending a wedding). Only stayed 15mins as the wx was crap & headed back. Would like to return in good wx with a few days up my sleeve for look around some time.
Pahautea Hut
11 Jan 2014
Pahautea Hut
Elliott Bivvy
19 Dec 2013
Elliott Bivvy
Lake McRae Hut
18 Dec 2013
Lake McRae Hut
Ada Cullers Hut
10 Dec 2013
Ada Cullers Hut
Somewhat neglected these days. DOC must be deliberately letting it "run down"? It would be easy for the hut warden at Christopher hut to keep the rodents under control & do some minor maintenance.
Christopher Hut
10 Dec 2013
Christopher Hut
Ada Pass Hut
10 Dec 2013
Ada Pass Hut
Cannibal Gorge Hut
10 Dec 2013
Cannibal Gorge Hut
St James Walkway
9 Dec 2013
St James Walkway
Also did this trip in NZ Forest Service days of the late 1970's or early 1980's.
Boyle Flats Hut
9 Dec 2013
Boyle Flats Hut
Rokeby Hut
9 Dec 2013
Rokeby Hut
Magdalen Hut
9 Dec 2013
Magdalen Hut
Anne Hut
9 Dec 2013
Anne Hut
Seems a nice new hut. There was a mob of twenty horses including four foals hanging out near the hut.
Tented next to the Cob Cottage after walking west - east on the East-West Route.
Saxton Hut
3 Dec 2013
Saxton Hut
Fowlers Hut
2 Dec 2013
Fowlers Hut
Severn hut
2 Dec 2013
Severn hut
Island Gully Hut
2 Dec 2013
Island Gully Hut
Tidy wee hut. Popped in for a look when driving to the roadend at the finish of the Molesworth East - West route.
Sedgemere Sleepout
2 Dec 2013
Sedgemere Sleepout
Bealey Hut
23 Nov 2013
Bealey Hut
This was a better hut when it had an open fire inside. I think that it's removal was poorly thought out. It is now much less comfortable in the winter and people are lighting fires outside which creates a fire hazard during the drier months. This is happening despite a sign saying "no open fires." There is adequate fuel for fires in the vicinity of the hut without needing to cut green vegetation so I don't know why the inside open fire was removed. IMO this hut is now more likely to be burnt down due to a vegetation fire than it ever was from the inside open fire. [rant from a former warranted rural fire officer]
Packhorse Hut
22 Nov 2013
Packhorse Hut
Richmond Saddle Hut
12 Nov 2013
Richmond Saddle Hut
There were goats grazing on the hut clearing when I dropped down from Mt Richmond.
Mt Fell Hut
11 Nov 2013
Mt Fell Hut
It was 4hrs up from Timms Ck car park with a full pack & 3hrs down with a lighter pack two days later. Went thru to Richmond Saddle & north of Mt Fell plus climbed Johnston Peak before the first scaling of Mt Richmond. Saw lots of goats!
Lower Goulter Hut
4 Nov 2013
Lower Goulter Hut
Mid Goulter Hut
3 Nov 2013
Mid Goulter Hut
Lake Chalice Hut
3 Nov 2013
Lake Chalice Hut
Salisbury Lodge
29 Oct 2013
Salisbury Lodge
Mt. Arthur Hut
29 Oct 2013
Mt. Arthur Hut
Flora Hut
28 Oct 2013
Flora Hut
Splugeons Rock Shelter
Dry Rock Shelter
28 Oct 2013
Dry Rock Shelter
Growler Rock Shelter
28 Oct 2013
Growler Rock Shelter
Lower Gridiron Shelter
Upper Gridiron Hut
28 Oct 2013
Upper Gridiron Hut
Roebuck Hut
22 Oct 2013
Roebuck Hut
Captains Creek Hut
21 Oct 2013
Captains Creek Hut
Middy Hut
21 Oct 2013
Middy Hut
Hacket Hut
20 Oct 2013
Hacket Hut
Browning Hut
20 Oct 2013
Browning Hut
Rocks Hut
20 Oct 2013
Rocks Hut
West Harper Hut
30 Sep 2013
West Harper Hut
Basic but comfortable enough though draughty. The canvas bunks are very saggy after rough repairs to fix splits . I had a blow up mattress which was useful to fill the trough when placed on top of one of the hut mattresses. (There are only two mattresses at this hut. Thin kapok ones.)
Hamilton Hut
30 Sep 2013
Hamilton Hut
Cass Saddle Hut
30 Sep 2013
Cass Saddle Hut
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
24 Sep 2013
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
St. Jacobs Hut
23 Sep 2013
St. Jacobs Hut
Hope Halfway Hut
23 Sep 2013
Hope Halfway Hut
Top Okarito hut
12 Aug 2013
Top Okarito hut
Avalanche Peak
11 Jun 2013
Avalanche Peak
Revisited this peak on a beautiful winters day. Sat on the summit gazing at places I'd been in my younger days. Up from the village & down Scott's track to make a loop walk.
Newton Creek Hut
25 May 2013
Newton Creek Hut
Lower Arahura hut
25 May 2013
Lower Arahura hut
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track
Hapuku Hut
30 Apr 2013
Hapuku Hut
Barratts Biv
30 Apr 2013
Barratts Biv
There is an interesting split slab bivvy with a dirt floor near the newer bivvy.
Mount Fyffe
29 Apr 2013
Mount Fyffe
Kowhai Hut
29 Apr 2013
Kowhai Hut
Mount Fyffe Hut
29 Apr 2013
Mount Fyffe Hut
Griffin Creek Hut
18 Apr 2013
Griffin Creek Hut
7 Mile Hut
13 Apr 2013
7 Mile Hut
Only just makes a 2. Needs to be made possum proof & a few smaller holes stopped to block draughts. Since the 4x4 track was fixed a lot more graffiti has appeared in & on the hut. (I never stay in this hut. Much prefer Dillons Homestead hut across the creek)
Julia Hut
7 Apr 2013
Julia Hut
Stayed at old Julia but popped in for a look.
"Old" Julia hut
7 Apr 2013
"Old" Julia hut
Looks a bit run down these days but is still cosy despite the gaps between the floor slabs. I like having the open fire at this hut. The last couple of nights at Julia were spent at this hut rather than "new" Julia. Miss the big porch which was removed!
Mudflats Hut
5 Apr 2013
Mudflats Hut
Rocky Creek Bivvy
22 Mar 2013
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek
I did this loop again this week. The saddle section is badly overgrown now but well marked with tape. Back in 75 the saddle section was cut wide & quite open. Even in the last few years it is noticeable how much more the vegetation has closed in over the water courses. I did a tiny bit of silky work & taping to help keep it followable. The good news is that Eigill W says in the Rocky biv hut book that he is going to cut it. Eigill has already recut the bypasses from the end of the terrace up to Rocky biv. Honora from the roadend across the terrace to Rocky Ck the section that Frank & yourself tidied is still swish & a pleasure to walk on. Someone has recently cleared windfalls on it; Eigill or yourselves? Goats are doing a good job of keeping the woody regrowth on this section mowed down.
Explorer Hut
14 Mar 2013
Explorer Hut
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Went from Harrington Ck thru to Rocky Ck Biv via Griffin Ck. Stayed the night there then climbed Mt McInerney, returnd to the Biv picked up my gear & walked out to the Taipo & back around the road to my car at Fitzgerald's at Harrington Ck. Was surprised at how much the Rocky Saddle section had deteriorated since my last visit and how much regrowth there was around Rocky Biv. (Did a little to improve both situations)
Lonely Lake Hut
29 Jan 2013
Lonely Lake Hut
Chaffey Hut
28 Jan 2013
Chaffey Hut
Exceptional restoration job! Kudos to the Golden Bay branch of NZDA who took the project aboard and the individuals concerned.
Trilobite Hut
28 Jan 2013
Trilobite Hut
Cobb Hutt
28 Jan 2013
Cobb Hutt
Tent Camp Hut, Cobb Valley
Fenella Hut
28 Jan 2013
Fenella Hut
Kahurangi Keepers Hut
26 Jan 2013
Kahurangi Keepers Hut
Some spectacular coastal scenery before and particularly beyond Kahurangi Point. The house/hut & tracks to the lighthouse and through to the Kahurangi River have an air of neglect about them. Pig numbers are high, probably too high, especially for a Kiwi area and National Park!
Mount Barron Route
22 Jan 2013
Mount Barron Route
DOC did finish cutting the track to the tussock. It took me 2hrs 45mins to the summit including several photo stops. I almost stood on a chamois lying in a depression in the tussock on the way up.
Growler Rock Shelter
16 Jan 2013
Growler Rock Shelter
Salisbury Lodge
16 Jan 2013
Salisbury Lodge
Balloon Hut
16 Jan 2013
Balloon Hut
Myttons Hut
16 Jan 2013
Myttons Hut
Asbestos Cottage
16 Jan 2013
Asbestos Cottage
Interesting historic hut!
Trilobite Hut
15 Jan 2013
Trilobite Hut
Sylvester Hut
15 Jan 2013
Sylvester Hut
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv  Jan 2010
Top Olderog biv
6 Jan 2013
Top Olderog biv
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
Croesus Top Hut
10 Dec 2012
Croesus Top Hut
Coldwater hut
22 Nov 2012
Coldwater hut
Cupola basin Hut
21 Nov 2012
Cupola basin Hut
Hopeless Creek Hut
21 Nov 2012
Hopeless Creek Hut
John Tait Hut
20 Nov 2012
John Tait Hut
Angelus Hut
20 Nov 2012
Angelus Hut
Relax Shelter
20 Nov 2012
Relax Shelter
Kea hut
19 Nov 2012
Kea hut
Bushline Hut
19 Nov 2012
Bushline Hut
Blackadder's hut
12 Nov 2012
Blackadder's hut
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Thompson's Flat Hut
12 Nov 2012
Thompson's Flat Hut
Heaphy Hut
1 Nov 2012
Heaphy Hut
Lewis Hut
1 Nov 2012
Lewis Hut
James Mackay Hut
31 Oct 2012
James Mackay Hut
Ministry of Works Historic Hut
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Anchorage Hut
4 Oct 2012
Anchorage Hut
Bark Bay Hut
3 Oct 2012
Bark Bay Hut
Awaroa Hut
3 Oct 2012
Awaroa Hut
Moa Park Shelter
2 Oct 2012
Moa Park Shelter
Awapoto Hut
2 Oct 2012
Awapoto Hut
Wainui hut
2 Oct 2012
Wainui hut
Holyoake Clearing Shelter
Castle Rocks Hut
1 Oct 2012
Castle Rocks Hut
Garden Gully Hut
28 Sep 2012
Garden Gully Hut
Mount Haast
23 Sep 2012
Mount Haast
Jims Flat hut
12 Jun 2012
Jims Flat hut
Hamers Flat
12 Jun 2012
Hamers Flat
Kiwi Flat hut
1 Jun 2012
Kiwi Flat hut
Rapid Creek hut
12 May 2012
Rapid Creek hut
Newton Range biv
18 Apr 2012
Newton Range biv
Big River Hut
15 Apr 2012
Big River Hut
Pfeifer biv
7 Apr 2012
Pfeifer biv
Frew Hut
3 Apr 2012
Frew Hut
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
Prices Flat Hut
3 Apr 2012
Prices Flat Hut
Wilkinson hut
2 Apr 2012
Wilkinson hut
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
Big River hut which has very good facilities is close by. These buildings are now derelict!
Price Basin hut
1 Apr 2012
Price Basin hut
Ivory Lake Hut
1 Apr 2012
Ivory Lake Hut
Ivory Lake Hut
30 Mar 2012
Ivory Lake Hut
Top Tuke hut
30 Mar 2012
Top Tuke hut
Dickie Spur hut
29 Mar 2012
Dickie Spur hut
County Hut
20 Mar 2012
County Hut
Moonbeam hut
19 Mar 2012
Moonbeam hut
Adventure Ridge Biv
9 Mar 2012
Adventure Ridge Biv
Cedar Flat Hut
9 Mar 2012
Cedar Flat Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
Top Waitaha hut
1 Mar 2012
Top Waitaha hut
Broken River Hut
28 Feb 2012
Broken River Hut
Nice old NZFS hut. There are coal mining relics nearby.
Avoca Homestead
28 Feb 2012
Avoca Homestead
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route
A top trip if you get good visibility for the saddles and the rivers are not up. This Feb 2012 was a 40th anniversary trip of my first into the Kokatahi valley in 1972. (Both the Styx & Toaroha had been visited several times in 1971)
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)
Top Kokatahi Hut
12 Feb 2012
Top Kokatahi Hut
Crawford Junction Hut
12 Feb 2012
Crawford Junction Hut
Browning Range Bivouac
Top Crawford Hut (New)
Top Toaroha hut
4 Feb 2012
Top Toaroha hut
Poet Hut
4 Feb 2012
Poet Hut
Toaroha Bivouac
4 Feb 2012
Toaroha Bivouac
Mungo Catchment
3 Feb 2012
Mungo Catchment
This visit was via the Toaroha Valley & Yeats Hut, the Toaroha Range and Park Stream. Exit was down the Mungo to Poet Hut then over the Toaroha Saddle & back out the Toaroha Valley. (3 days, 2 nights) While lunching at Mungo Hut on the second day I noticed the cryptic entry in the hut book "Alistair returns". For others info I'll explain that this refers to ex deer culler Alistair Provis whose ashes were sccattered in the Mungo. I knew Alistair and the Mungo was perhaps his favourite piece of country from culling days. Fellow culler Keith T. flew in & returned Alistairs remains to his beloved hunting ground.
Mungo hut
3 Feb 2012
Mungo hut
Yeats Ridge hut
3 Feb 2012
Yeats Ridge hut
Whymper hut
17 Jan 2012
Whymper hut
Top Butler hut
17 Jan 2012
Top Butler hut
Butler Junction hut
16 Jan 2012
Butler Junction hut
Polluck Creek hut
8 Jan 2012
Polluck Creek hut
Smyth hut
3 Jan 2012
Smyth hut
Hunters hut (Westland)
Greyneys Shelter
1 Jan 2012
Newton Creek Hut
28 Dec 2011
Newton Creek Hut
Brass Monkey Bivouac
18 Dec 2011
Brass Monkey Bivouac
Fraser Hut (Landsborough)
Landsborough Rangers hut (Historic)
Roberts Point Track
27 Oct 2011
Roberts Point Track
Went back in 2011 to refresh my memories of the place & get a photo of the shelter. Back in the 1960's as a kid with parents, sister and an uncle we walked up via the Callary from Franz Joseph township. These days that section of the track is not maintained & some of the bridges that were on it are gone. The current route crossing the Waiho by swingbridge from the TL carparks is a lot shorter than the old route from the township.
Pororari River Track
Adams Flat Hut
29 Sep 2011
Adams Flat Hut
Pioneer Cemetery Walk
20 Sep 2011
Lyell Saddle hut
20 Sep 2011
Lyell Saddle hut
Pell Stream Hut
13 Aug 2011
Pell Stream Hut
Mount Bovis
10 Aug 2011
Mount Bovis
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
Mt French
31 Jul 2011
Mt French
Meikles Hut
24 Jul 2011
Meikles Hut
Carroll Hut
2 Jul 2011
Carroll Hut
Rakaitane Walk
30 Jun 2011
Rakaitane Walk
Nice walk. High standard track.
Camp Creek hut
26 Jun 2011
Camp Creek hut
Carew Falls
1 Jun 2011
Carew Falls
This was the first time I used this track to the falls. In the mid seventies it wasn't there & a track went up the other side of the creek. There are some very large matai & rimu trees within a few hundred metres of this track.
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit
"New" Bluff Hut
30 Apr 2011
"New" Bluff Hut
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
Kirwans Track
25 Apr 2011
Kirwans Track
Montgomerie hut
25 Apr 2011
Montgomerie hut
Kirwans hut
25 Apr 2011
Kirwans hut
Toaroha saddle
1 Apr 2011
Toaroha saddle
Ah the true Toaroha Saddle!
Buckland Peaks hut
25 Mar 2011
Buckland Peaks hut
Serpentine hut
21 Mar 2011
Serpentine hut
Spoon hut
9 Mar 2011
Spoon hut
Nolans hut
25 Feb 2011
Nolans hut
Scone hut
25 Feb 2011
Scone hut
Frew Hut
9 Feb 2011
Frew Hut
Thomas River hut
23 Jan 2011
Thomas River hut
Roaring Billy hut
22 Jan 2011
Roaring Billy hut
Otehake Hut
9 Jan 2011
Otehake Hut
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
15 Dec 2010
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
Top Crawford Hut (Removed)
Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)
Mid Trent hut
7 Nov 2010
Mid Trent hut
Tutaekuri hut
7 Nov 2010
Tutaekuri hut
Elizabeth hut
6 Nov 2010
Elizabeth hut
Top Trent aka Lagoon hut
Kakapo hut
24 Oct 2010
Kakapo hut
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
23 Oct 2010
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Wangapeka biv
22 Oct 2010
Wangapeka biv
Stag Flat Shelter
22 Oct 2010
Stag Flat Shelter
Johnson hut
15 Oct 2010
Johnson hut
Welcome Flat
1 Oct 2010
Welcome Flat
Welcome Flat Hut
1 Oct 2010
Welcome Flat Hut
Douglas Rock Hut
1 Oct 2010
Douglas Rock Hut
Mount Alexander
9 Sep 2010
Mount Alexander
Camp Creek hut
9 Sep 2010
Camp Creek hut
Mid Robinson hut
1 Sep 2010
Mid Robinson hut
Top Robinson hut
1 Sep 2010
Top Robinson hut
Lake Christabel Hut
31 Aug 2010
Lake Christabel Hut
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
Elizabeth hut
1 Aug 2010
Elizabeth hut
Lake Christabel hut
1 Aug 2010
Ballroom, Fox River
17 Jul 2010
Ballroom, Fox River
Heaphy Track
11 Jul 2010
Heaphy Track
Perry Saddle Hut
9 Jul 2010
Perry Saddle Hut
Heaphy Hut
1 Jul 2010
Heaphy Hut
Lewis Hut
1 Jul 2010
Lewis Hut
James Mackay Hut
1 Jul 2010
James Mackay Hut
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)
Aorere Shelter
1 Jul 2010
Aorere Shelter
Gouland Downs Hut
1 Jul 2010
Gouland Downs Hut
Saxon Hut
1 Jul 2010
Saxon Hut
Katipo Creek Shelter
Bain Bay
15 Jun 2010
Bain Bay
It's worth continuing on around the Lake Shore from Bain Bay to the Spit at the mouth of the Eastern Hohonu River where there are some great unobstructed views to be had. Lots of waterfowl!
Lower Arahura hut
9 Jun 2010
Lower Arahura hut
Mt Brown Hut
5 May 2010
Mt Brown Hut
Griffin Range
1 May 2010
Griffin Range
Lake Morgan
14 Mar 2010
Lake Morgan
It's a top spot! I'd like to revisit some time. I know some well travelled people who claim the Lake Morgan tops to be their favourite tramping area in NZ.
Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut
Koropuku Hut
6 Mar 2010
Koropuku Hut
Townsend hut
1 Mar 2010
Townsend hut
Lake Morgan hut
1 Mar 2010
Lake Morgan hut
Hawdon Shelter
9 Feb 2010
Hawdon Shelter
Sudden Valley Biv
9 Feb 2010
Sudden Valley Biv
Kiwi Flat hut
1 Feb 2010
Kiwi Flat hut
Scamper Torrent hut
1 Feb 2010
Scamper Torrent hut
Top Crooked hut
1 Feb 2010
Top Crooked hut
Jacko Flat hut
1 Feb 2010
Jacko Flat hut
Cone Creek hut
1 Feb 2010
Cone Creek hut
Lake Matiri Hut
5 Jan 2010
Lake Matiri Hut
Lake Matiri Hut
5 Jan 2010
Lake Matiri Hut
Fox River Caves
1 Jan 2010
Fox River Caves
Walked in to a number of the caves in this area in 2010 including the one that was a tourist attraction in the early 1900's. The post on which the toll gate was swung is still just inside the cave entrance of that one. Some of these caves go in a very long way & some have streams in them.
Mt Turiwhate track
1 Jan 2010
Mt Turiwhate track
Overgrown.
Edwards Hut
1 Jan 2010
Edwards Hut
Architect Creek Hut
1 Jan 2010
Architect Creek Hut
Top Olderog biv
1 Jan 2010
Top Olderog biv
Scottys biv
1 Jan 2010
Scottys biv
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
28 Dec 2009
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
Lagoon Saddle Hut
28 Dec 2009
Lagoon Saddle Hut
Bealey Hut
16 Dec 2009
Bealey Hut
Bealey Spur Hut
16 Dec 2009
Bealey Spur Hut
Hawdon Hut
3 Dec 2009
Hawdon Hut
"Top" Waitahu biv
1 Dec 2009
"Top" Waitahu biv
Lake Stream Hut
1 Dec 2009
Lake Stream Hut
Hamers Flat
6 Nov 2009
Hamers Flat
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
Dunns Creek Hut
14 Sep 2009
Dunns Creek Hut
Dillons Hut
14 Sep 2009
Dillons Hut
Goat Creek hut
1 Sep 2009
Goat Creek hut
Montgomerie hut
1 Jul 2009
Montgomerie hut
Julia Hut
8 Jun 2009
Julia Hut
Wangapeka biv
1 Jun 2009
Wangapeka biv
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Mid Taipo hut
1 Jun 2009
Mid Taipo hut
Maori Saddle hut
1 May 2009
Maori Saddle hut
Coppermine Creek hut
Middle Head Hut
1 May 2009
Middle Head Hut
Horseshoe Flats Hut
1 May 2009
Horseshoe Flats Hut
Blowfly Hut / Blue River Hut
Wheel Creek hut
1 Apr 2009
Wheel Creek hut
Casey Hut
1 Apr 2009
Andrews Shelter
1 Apr 2009
Andrews Shelter
Trust/Poulter Hut
31 Mar 2009
A cosy hut with the open fire going on a cold night. More character than the much bigger new Poulter hut. I also visited with work over the summer of 76/77.
Worsley Biv
31 Mar 2009
Worsley Biv
Poulter Hut
31 Mar 2009
Poulter Hut
Poulter Bivvy
31 Mar 2009
Poulter Bivvy
Crystal Biv
13 Mar 2009
Crystal Biv
Boo Boo Hut
4 Mar 2009
Boo Boo Hut
Townsend hut
1 Mar 2009
Townsend hut
Wills Hut
1 Mar 2009
Wills Hut
Kiwi Hut
25 Feb 2009
Kiwi Hut
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Upper Deception Hut
19 Feb 2009
Upper Deception Hut
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Campbell biv
1 Feb 2009
Campbell biv
Coal Creek Falls
23 Jan 2009
Coal Creek Falls
Brewster Hut
19 Jan 2009
Brewster Hut
Mt O'Connor from Mt Ross
Great country & top wx by the looks!
Gerhardt Spur biv
1 Jan 2009
Gerhardt Spur biv
Frisco hut
1 Jan 2009
Frisco hut
Mullins Basin hut
1 Jan 2009
Mullins Basin hut
Greys hut
1 Jan 2009
Greys hut
Waikiti hut
1 Jan 2009
Waikiti hut
Lake Stream Hut
1 Jan 2009
Lake Stream Hut
Mokihinui Forks Hut
1 Jan 2009
Mokihinui Forks Hut
Kirwans Track
22 Dec 2008
Kirwans Track
Pell Stream Hut
1 Dec 2008
Pell Stream Hut
Kirwans hut
1 Dec 2008
Kirwans hut
Buckland Peaks hut
1 Dec 2008
Buckland Peaks hut
Tunnel Creek hut
1 Oct 2008
Tunnel Creek hut
Stafford Hut
14 Sep 2008
Stafford Hut
The old hut!
Hunts Creek Track
11 Sep 2008
Hunts Creek Track
Hunts Creek Hut
11 Sep 2008
Hunts Creek Hut
Slaty Creek Hut
1 Sep 2008
Slaty Creek Hut
I've spent weeks if not months in this area and the most interesting stuff is off track. There are still a couple of huts standing not far off the track. The Callaghans track which this one branches off is more interesting. An unmaintained connecting track joins it back up with German Gully & Goff's tracks. Bell birds are common too. Goats are often seen & occasionally deer.
Healey Creek hut
1 May 2008
Healey Creek hut
Top Kokatahi Hut
9 Apr 2008
Top Kokatahi Hut
Adventure Ridge Biv
8 Apr 2008
Adventure Ridge Biv
Yeats Ridge hut
1 Apr 2008
Yeats Ridge hut
Waimakariri Falls Hut
26 Mar 2008
Waimakariri Falls Hut
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
25 Mar 2008
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)
Hollyford Track
4 Mar 2008
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track
4 Mar 2008
Lake Alabaster Hut
1 Mar 2008
Gorge River hut
1 Mar 2008
Gorge River hut
Martins Bay Hut
1 Mar 2008
Martins Bay Hut
Hidden Falls Hut
1 Mar 2008
Hidden Falls Hut
Lake Alabaster Hut
1 Mar 2008
Lake Alabaster Hut
Hokuri Hut
1 Mar 2008
Hokuri Hut
Demon Trail Hut
1 Mar 2008
Demon Trail Hut
Carrington Hut
1 Mar 2008
Carrington Hut
Big Bay Hut
1 Mar 2008
Big Bay Hut
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Carroll Hut
20 Jan 2008
Carroll Hut
Goat Pass Hut
16 Jan 2008
Goat Pass Hut
Mingha Biv
16 Jan 2008
Mingha Biv
Grassy Flat Hut
6 Jan 2008
Grassy Flat Hut
Browning Range Bivouac
Newton Range biv
1 Jan 2008
Newton Range biv
Anti Crow Hut
1 Jan 2008
Anti Crow Hut
Mullins Basin hut
1 Jan 2008
Mullins Basin hut
Marble Hill Camping Area
Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)
Crystal Biv
1 Jan 2008
Crystal Biv
Pfeifer biv
1 Dec 2007
Pfeifer biv
Cannibal Gorge Hut
1 Dec 2007
Cannibal Gorge Hut
Ada Pass Hut
1 Dec 2007
Ada Pass Hut
Big River Hut
7 Oct 2007
Big River Hut
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
Explorer Hut
18 Sep 2007
Explorer Hut
Polluck Creek hut
1 Sep 2007
Polluck Creek hut
Dillons Hut
1 Jan 2007
Dillons Hut
Waihaha Hut
1 Jan 1990
Waihaha Hut
Upper Te Hoe
1 Jan 1990
Upper Te Hoe
Ketetahi Hut
1 Jan 1990
Ketetahi Hut
Mangatepopo Hut
1 Jan 1990
Mangatepopo Hut
Lower Matakuhia Hut
1 Jan 1990
Upper Whirinaki Hut
1 Jan 1989
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Lower Matakuhia Hut
1 Jan 1987
Three Passes
4 Jan 1985
Three Passes
Park Morpeth Hut
1 Jan 1985
Park Morpeth Hut
Lower Windley Hut
18 Mar 1982
Work visit when with the NZ Forest Service. Nice little hut in picturesque surroundings.
Irthing Hut (Irthing Biv)
Hump Ridge Track
1 Jan 1982
Hump Ridge Track
I used to work in this area and walked the Hump Ridge & South Coast long before it was developed into a "tourist" walk. Used to be lots of deer, pockets of wild pigs & heaps of seafood down there. Loved the place & would like to go back but I am not keen on km's of board walk or catered huts. Maybe it will be acceptable when I reach my seventies?
Wairaurahiri Hut
1 Jan 1982
Wairaurahiri Hut
Lake Poteriteri hut
1 Jan 1982
Lake Poteriteri hut
Waitutu Hut
1 Jan 1982
Waitutu Hut
Port Craig School Hut
Wairaurahiri Hut
1 Jan 1981
Wairaurahiri Hut
Waitutu Hut
1 Jan 1981
Waitutu Hut
Port Craig School Hut
Croesus Track
1 Jan 1980
Croesus Track
During my first tramping and work forays in this area we usually walked from the old rubbish dump back near the Roa road unlike these days when you can get to the Smoke Ho carpark in a two wheel drive car. Good 4x4's could sometimes get up the old coalmining & logging road to Smoke Ho but at times it was impassable until road repairs were done.
Makahu saddle hut
1 Jan 1980
Makahu saddle hut
Kaweka Flats Biv
1 Jan 1980
Kaweka Flats Biv
North West Circuit
8 Jan 1978
Welcome Flat
1 Jan 1978
Welcome Flat
Croesus Track
1 Jan 1978
Croesus Track
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
Croesus Top Hut
1 Jan 1978
Croesus Top Hut
Garden Gully Hut
1 Jan 1978
Garden Gully Hut
Jims Flat hut
1 Jan 1978
Jims Flat hut
Meikles Hut
1 Jan 1978
Meikles Hut
Welcome Flat Hut
1 Jan 1978
Welcome Flat Hut
North Arm Hut
1 Jan 1978
North Arm Hut
Freshwater Landing Hut
Okui Hut
1 Oct 1977
Okui Hut
Candlesticks Bivvy
1 Jan 1977
Candlesticks Bivvy
Ash Brunton & I painted this biv Jan 77.
Bull Creek Hut
1 Jan 1977
Bull Creek Hut
Back in NZFS days I was involved in painting this hut. We changed the walls from orange to green but gave the roof another orange coat. Gordon Roberts was the boss.
Waipakihi Hut
1 Jan 1977
Waipakihi Hut
Benmore Hut
1 Nov 1976
Benmore Hut
Mount Thomas
3 May 1976
Mount Thomas
Ant Biv
1 Jan 1976
Inchs' Hut
1 Jan 1976
Mount Grey / Maukatere
Jollie Brook Hut
1 Jan 1976
Jollie Brook Hut
Mt French
9 Nov 1975
Mt French
Whitcombe Pass
1 Sep 1975
Whitcombe Pass
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)
Didn't do it in one stint but as several trips during 1974/75 reaching the Whitcombe Pass in September 1975. Have rewalked most of the route again in more recent times.
Wilkinson hut
1 Sep 1975
Wilkinson hut
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track
Cave Camp
1 Jan 1975
Must have been a most welcome spot before Wilkinson & Neave Huts were built!
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
The tracks were pretty good back in the NZFS days of 75 and the Rocky Creek Biv was almost brand new. Got charged by two wild cattle beasts in the bush at the Harrington Creek end & thankfully reached a big tree in the nick of time. There are no wild cattle there these days.
Top Tuke hut
1 Jan 1975
Top Tuke hut
Dickie Spur hut
1 Jan 1975
Dickie Spur hut
Newton Creek Hut
1 Jan 1975
Newton Creek Hut
7 Mile Hut
1 Jan 1975
7 Mile Hut
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
1 Jan 1975
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
Griffin Creek Hut
1 Jan 1975
Griffin Creek Hut
Griffin Range
1 Jan 1975
Griffin Range
Rocky Creek Bivvy
1 Jan 1975
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Neave Hut
1 Jan 1975
Neave Hut
Mungo Catchment
1 Dec 1974
Mungo Catchment
Looks like you didn't finish writing this piece Lew. I'll add a bit; As a kid I used to hear the old time cullers talk about "The Mungo" with a reverence reserved for just a few areas. It developed a mystique for me & I first got there in 1974 and am still visiting. It is a beautiful rugged area with wild water courses and permanent snow up high. An area of great reward for those that visit but an area demanding respect! Excellent views of the Mungo can be had from near Bluff hut in the Hokitika and from parts of the Toaroha & Meta Ranges. Sir Robert hut in the Mungo catchment has become a target for hut baggers since Rob Brown one of the authors of "Shelter From the Storm" suggested it may be the least visited hut in NZ.
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit
Hunts Creek Track
1 Jan 1974
Hunts Creek Track
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv  Jan 2010
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
Prices Flat Hut
1 Jan 1974
Prices Flat Hut
Top Toaroha hut
1 Jan 1974
Top Toaroha hut
Poet Hut
1 Jan 1974
Poet Hut
Mungo hut
1 Jan 1974
Mungo hut
Toaroha Bivouac
1 Jan 1974
Toaroha Bivouac
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
"New" Bluff Hut
1 Jan 1974
"New" Bluff Hut
Sir Robert hut
1 Jan 1974
Sir Robert hut
"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)
Hunts Creek Hut
1 Jan 1974
Hunts Creek Hut
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle
Terrace Tunnel Walk
1 Jan 1973
Terrace Tunnel Walk
Three Passes
1 Jan 1973
Three Passes
Rapid Creek hut
1 Jan 1973
Rapid Creek hut
Mikonui Flat hut
1 Jan 1973
Mikonui Flat hut
Park Morpeth Hut
1 Jan 1973
Park Morpeth Hut
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
Mid Taipo hut
1 Jan 1973
Mid Taipo hut
"Old" Julia hut
1 Jan 1973
"Old" Julia hut
Track to Mid Styx Hut
Greyneys Shelter
1 Jan 1972
Mid Styx Hut
1 Jan 1972
Mid Styx Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
Crawford Junction Hut
Gerhardt Spur biv
1 Jan 1972
Gerhardt Spur biv
Anti Crow Hut
1 Jan 1972
Anti Crow Hut
Boo Boo Hut
1 Jan 1972
Boo Boo Hut
Kelly Shelter (Removed)
Cedar Flat
1 Jan 1971
Cedar Flat
Cedar Flat Hut
1 Jan 1971
Cedar Flat Hut
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)
Harman Hut
1 Jan 1971
Harman Hut
Carrington Hut
1 Jan 1971
Carrington Hut
Mudflats Hut
1 Jan 1971
Mudflats Hut
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Dolomite Point Walk
1 Jan 1968
Dolomite Point Walk
Impressive at high tide when there is a big swell running!
Bellbird Walk
1 Jan 1967