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Gosling Hut
23 May 201923 May
Gosling Hut
Mt Curtis Hut
18 April 201918 April
Mt Curtis Hut
Stayed two nights.
Turkeys Nest Bivvy
20 February 201920 February
Turkeys Nest Bivvy
Mt Richardson loop
31 January 201931 January
Mt Richardson loop
Waiau Hut
7 January 20197 January
Waiau Hut
Connors Creek Hut
6 January 20196 January
Connors Creek Hut
Silverstream Bivvy
5 January 20195 January
Silverstream Bivvy
Mid Silverstream Hut
4 January 20194 January
Bull Paddock Creek Hut
3 January 20193 January
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.
Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range
26 December 201826 December
Smart Creek Rock Bivvy,  Hohonu Range
Bottom Gordon Hut
13 November 201813 November
Bottom Gordon Hut
Top Leatham Hut
12 November 201812 November
Top Leatham Hut
Heather Jock Hut
1 November 20181 November
Heather Jock Hut
Lees Creek Hut
18 October 201818 October
Lees Creek Hut
Mole Hut
3 October 20183 October
Mole Hut
Doubtful Hut
22 September 201822 September
Doubtful Hut
Big River
5 July 20185 July
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 July 20185 July
Big River Hut
Mt Greenland Hut
22 June 201822 June
Mt Greenland Hut
Stayed 2 nights. Hunted for old tracks and mining relics in the Totara River catchment.
Explorer Hut
7 June 20187 June 2018
Explorer Hut
Stafford Hut
31 May 201831 May 2018
Stafford Hut
Mt Brown Hut
9 May 20189 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 20182 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 20182 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 April 201822 April 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 April 201811 April 2018
Mt French
Windfall low down near track start. Saw 2 chamois.
Tutaekuri hut
1 April 20181 April 2018
Tutaekuri hut
Lake Man Bivouac
30 March 201830 March 2018
Lake Man Bivouac
Slaty Creek Hut
29 March 201829 March 2018
Slaty Creek Hut
Doubtless Hut
29 March 201829 March 2018
Doubtless Hut
Bell Town / Manunui hut
24 January 201824 January 2018
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Wangapeka biv
23 January 201823 January 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 January 201823 January 2018
Stag Flat Shelter
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
23 January 201823 January 2018
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Helicopter Flat Hut
22 January 201822 January 2018
Helicopter Flat Hut
Trevor Carter Hut
22 January 201822 January 2018
Trevor Carter Hut
Thor Hut
22 January 201822 January 2018
Thor Hut
Venus Hut
22 January 201822 January 2018
Venus Hut
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
21 January 201821 January 2018
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
Karamea Bend Hut
21 January 201821 January 2018
Karamea Bend Hut
Meikles Hut
7 January 20187 January 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 December 201727 December 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 December 201721 December 2017
McConchies Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
20 December 201720 December 2017
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Hurricane Hut
20 December 201720 December 2017
Hurricane Hut
Section: Lake Guyon - Fowler Pass
7 December 20177 December 2017
Section: Lake Guyon - Fowler Pass
Section: Maling Pass - Moki Track
7 December 20177 December 2017
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 December 20177 December 2017
Stanley Vale Hut
Comfortable old hut. It has plenty of reading material there.
Lake Guyon Hut
7 December 20177 December 2017
Lake Guyon Hut
Mananui Bush
25 November 201725 November 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 November 201712 November 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 201728 May 2017
Mt Turiwhate track
Black Birch Biv (Marlborough)
15 May 201715 May 2017
Mt Greenland Hut
17 April 201717 April 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
29 March 201729 March 2017
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 March 201716 March 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.
Smart Creek Rock Bivvy, Hohonu Range
28 February 201728 February 2017
Smart Creek Rock Bivvy,  Hohonu Range
Rocky Creek Bivvy
17 February 201717 February 2017
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Walked out from Scottys Biv via Rocky Creek & popped in to Rocky Biv for a brief spell.
Scottys biv
17 February 201717 February 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 January 201711 January 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 January 201711 January 2017
Evangeline Bivvy
Black Birch Track (Ferny Gair Cons. Area, Marlborough)
Old Bridge Hut
20 December 201620 December 2016
Old Bridge Hut
Pool Hut
20 December 201620 December 2016
Pool Hut
Jervois Hut
20 December 201620 December 2016
Scotties Camp Hut
19 December 201619 December 2016
Scotties Camp Hut
Stony Stream Bivvy
19 December 201619 December 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 December 201613 December 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 November 20161 November 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 August 20162 August 2016
Britannia Track
Blue Creek Track
22 July 201622 July 2016
Blue Creek Track
Kelly Range
10 July 201610 July 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 June 20161 June 2016
Mt Fox Route
Larry's Creek
22 May 201622 May 2016
Larry's Creek
Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula
19 April 201619 April 2016
Monument Hut, Banks Peninsula
Rod Donald Hut
19 April 201619 April 2016
Rod Donald Hut
Classy well appointed hut!
Te Ara Pātaka
1 April 20161 April 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
1 April 20161 April 2016
Mount Herbert Shelter
Bob's Camp Bivvy
22 March 201622 March 2016
Bob's Camp Bivvy
Pinchgut Hut
22 March 201622 March 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 March 20164 March 2016
Lake Matiri Hut
Larrikin Creek Hut
3 March 20163 March 2016
Larrikin Creek Hut
Flanagans Hut
1 March 20161 March 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 February 201624 February 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)
23 February 201623 February 2016
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 February 201622 February 2016
Kings  Creek Hut
Cecil Kings Hut
22 February 201622 February 2016
Cecil Kings Hut
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
22 February 201622 February 2016
Stone Hut (Kahurangi)
Minchin Bivvy
11 February 201611 February 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 February 201610 February 2016
Ranger Bivvy
East Hawdon Bivouac
7 February 20167 February 2016
East Hawdon Bivouac
Blue Duck Bivvy
3 February 20163 February 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 February 20163 February 2016
Boo Boo Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
3 February 20163 February 2016
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 January 201620 January 2016
Omaka Bivvy
14 January 201614 January 2016
Penk Hut
12 January 201612 January 2016
Lake Alexander Hut
11 January 201611 January 2016
Kiwi Hut
28 December 201528 December 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 December 201526 December 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 December 201525 December 2015
Three Mile Stream Hut
Mackenzie Hut
25 December 201525 December 2015
Hurunui Hut
24 December 201524 December 2015
Hurunui Hut
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
24 December 201524 December 2015
No. 3 Hut / Number Three Hut
Harper Pass Biv
24 December 201524 December 2015
Harper Pass Biv
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
24 December 201524 December 2015
Camerons Hut (Lake Sumner)
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
23 December 201523 December 2015
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Lost Stream Bivvy
19 November 201519 November 2015
Top Misery Hut
18 November 201518 November 2015
Branch Bivvy
18 November 201518 November 2015
Greig's Hut
17 November 201517 November 2015
Greig's Hut
Siberia Hut (Marlborough)
17 November 201517 November 2015
Bottom Misery Hut
17 November 201517 November 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
10 November 201510 November 2015
Salmon Creek Lower Bivvy
Explorer Hut
30 October 201530 October 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 September 201513 September 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 August 201521 August 2015
Makarora Hut
Cameron Hut Wanaka/Makarora
20 August 201520 August 2015
Cameron Hut Wanaka/Makarora
Mt Turiwhate track
30 July 201530 July 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 July 20158 July 2015
Mt Brown Hut
Sunshine Flat Shelter
27 May 201527 May 2015
Sunshine Flat Shelter
Truman Track
1 April 20151 April 2015
Truman Track
Pororari River Track
1 April 20151 April 2015
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 April 20151 April 2015
Branch Creek Hut
Granity Pass Hut
31 March 201531 March 2015
Granity Pass Hut
Serpentine hut
19 March 201519 March 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 March 201514 March 2015
Cassel Flat Hut
Horace Walker Hut
13 March 201513 March 2015
Horace Walker Hut
Cassel Flat Hut
11 March 201511 March 2015
Cassel Flat Hut
Lame Duck Hut
10 March 201510 March 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 March 20151 March 2015
Christmas Flat Hut
Harman Hut
23 February 201523 February 2015
Harman Hut
Mid Styx Hut
21 February 201521 February 2015
Mid Styx Hut
Waingaro Forks Hut
14 February 201514 February 2015
Waingaro Forks Hut
Riordans Hut
14 February 201514 February 2015
Riordans Hut
Tin Hut
14 February 201514 February 2015
Tin Hut
Anatoki Forks Hut
13 February 201513 February 2015
Anatoki Forks Hut
Boulder Lake Hut
12 February 201512 February 2015
Boulder Lake Hut
Adelaide tarn hut
12 February 201512 February 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 February 20151 February 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 January 201522 January 2015
Lyell Saddle hut
Stern Valley Hut
21 January 201521 January 2015
Stern Valley Hut
Ghost Lake Hut
20 January 201520 January 2015
Ghost Lake Hut
Lucretia Hut
3 January 20153 January 2015
Lucretia Hut
Devils Den Bivouac
2 January 20152 January 2015
Devils Den Bivouac
Upper Nina Biv
2 January 20152 January 2015
Upper Nina Biv
Inland Pack Track
1 January 20151 January 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 January 20151 January 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 January 20151 January 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 January 20151 January 2015
Nina Hut
Charming Creek Walkway
15 December 201415 December 2014
Charming Creek Walkway
Chasm Creek Track
14 December 201414 December 2014
Chasm Creek Track
Specimen Point Hut
14 December 201414 December 2014
Specimen Point Hut
East Matakitaki Hut
4 December 20144 December 2014
East Matakitaki Hut
Bob's Hut
3 December 20143 December 2014
Bob's Hut
Downie Hut
3 December 20143 December 2014
Downie Hut
Mt Turiwhate track
20 November 201420 November 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 November 201414 November 2014
Field Hut
Parawai Hut
7 November 20147 November 2014
Parawai Hut
Bellbird Walk
9 August 20149 August 2014
Mt Curtis Hut
15 June 201415 June 2014
Mt Curtis Hut
Mt Curtis Hut
13 June 201413 June 2014
Mt Sunday Biv
18 May 201418 May 2014
Mt Sunday Biv
Fosters Hut
17 May 201417 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 201417 May 2014
Devils Creek Hut
Dun Mountain
11 May 201411 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 201411 May 2014
Third House Hut
Dun Mountain Hut
11 May 201411 May 2014
Dun Mountain Hut
Mount Fishtail
10 May 201410 May 2014
Mount Fishtail
Fishtail Hut
10 May 201410 May 2014
Fishtail Hut
Pine Valley Hut
9 May 20149 May 2014
Paddy's Pinchgut circuit
1 May 20141 May 2014
Paddy's Pinchgut circuit
Bushline Hut
1 May 20141 May 2014
Bushline Hut
Kea hut
1 May 20141 May 2014
Kea hut
Relax Shelter
1 May 20141 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 20141 May 2014
Beebys hut
Speargrass Hut
30 April 201430 April 2014
Speargrass Hut
Mt Turiwhate track
1 April 20141 April 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 March 201424 March 2014
Red Hills Hut
Porters Creek Hut
23 March 201423 March 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)
23 March 201423 March 2014
Hunters hut (Mt Richmond)
Top Wairoa Hut
22 March 201422 March 2014
Top Wairoa Hut
Mid Wairoa Hut
22 March 201422 March 2014
Mid Wairoa Hut
Tarn Hut
21 March 201421 March 2014
Tarn Hut
Mount Rintoul Hut
21 March 201421 March 2014
Mount Rintoul Hut
Old Man Hut
20 March 201420 March 2014
Old Man Hut
Slaty Hut
20 March 201420 March 2014
Slaty Hut
Starveall Hut
19 March 201419 March 2014
Starveall Hut
Hacket Hut
19 March 201419 March 2014
Hacket Hut
John Hayward Memorial Hut
21 February 201421 February 2014
John Hayward Memorial Hut
Mikonui Flat hut
7 February 20147 February 2014
Mikonui Flat hut
Blue Mountain Hut
2 February 20142 February 2014
Blue Mountain Hut
Bottom Gordon Hut
1 February 20141 February 2014
Bottom Gordon Hut
Top Gordon Hut
1 February 20141 February 2014
Top Gordon Hut
Healey Creek hut
1 February 20141 February 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 February 20141 February 2014
Caves Hut
Pouakai Hut
24 January 201424 January 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 January 201411 January 2014
Pahautea Hut
Elliott Bivvy
19 December 201319 December 2013
Elliott Bivvy
Lake McRae Hut
18 December 201318 December 2013
Lake McRae Hut
Ada Cullers Hut
10 December 201310 December 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 December 201310 December 2013
Christopher Hut
Ada Pass Hut
10 December 201310 December 2013
Ada Pass Hut
Cannibal Gorge Hut
10 December 201310 December 2013
Cannibal Gorge Hut
St James Walkway
9 December 20139 December 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 December 20139 December 2013
Boyle Flats Hut
Rokeby Hut
9 December 20139 December 2013
Rokeby Hut
Magdalen Hut
9 December 20139 December 2013
Magdalen Hut
Anne Hut
9 December 20139 December 2013
Anne Hut
Seems a nice new hut. There was a mob of twenty horses including four foals hanging out near the hut.
Molesworth Cob Cottage campsite
3 December 20133 December 2013
Tented next to the Cob Cottage after walking west - east on the East-West Route.
Saxton Hut
3 December 20133 December 2013
Saxton Hut
Fowlers Hut
2 December 20132 December 2013
Fowlers Hut
Severn hut
2 December 20132 December 2013
Severn hut
Island Gully Hut
2 December 20132 December 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 December 20132 December 2013
Sedgemere Sleepout
Bealey Hut
23 November 201323 November 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 November 201322 November 2013
Packhorse Hut
Richmond Saddle Hut
12 November 201312 November 2013
Richmond Saddle Hut
There were goats grazing on the hut clearing when I dropped down from Mt Richmond.
Mt Fell Hut
11 November 201311 November 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 November 20134 November 2013
Lower Goulter Hut
Mid Goulter Hut
3 November 20133 November 2013
Mid Goulter Hut
Lake Chalice Hut
3 November 20133 November 2013
Lake Chalice Hut
Salisbury Lodge
29 October 201329 October 2013
Salisbury Lodge
Mt. Arthur Hut
29 October 201329 October 2013
Mt. Arthur Hut
Flora Hut
28 October 201328 October 2013
Flora Hut
Splugeons Rock Shelter
28 October 201328 October 2013
Splugeons Rock Shelter
Dry Rock Shelter
28 October 201328 October 2013
Dry Rock Shelter
Growler Rock Shelter
28 October 201328 October 2013
Growler Rock Shelter
Lower Gridiron Shelter
28 October 201328 October 2013
Lower Gridiron Shelter
Upper Gridiron Hut
28 October 201328 October 2013
Upper Gridiron Hut
Roebuck Hut
22 October 201322 October 2013
Roebuck Hut
Captains Creek Hut
21 October 201321 October 2013
Captains Creek Hut
Middy Hut
21 October 201321 October 2013
Middy Hut
Hacket Hut
20 October 201320 October 2013
Hacket Hut
Browning Hut
20 October 201320 October 2013
Browning Hut
Rocks Hut
20 October 201320 October 2013
Rocks Hut
West Harper Hut
30 September 201330 September 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 September 201330 September 2013
Hamilton Hut
Cass Saddle Hut
30 September 201330 September 2013
Cass Saddle Hut
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
24 September 201324 September 2013
Hope - Kiwi Lodge
St. Jacobs Hut
23 September 201323 September 2013
St. Jacobs Hut
Hope Halfway Hut
23 September 201323 September 2013
Hope Halfway Hut
Top Okarito hut
12 August 201312 August 2013
Top Okarito hut
Avalanche Peak
11 June 201311 June 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 201325 May 2013
Newton Creek Hut
Lower Arahura hut
25 May 201325 May 2013
Lower Arahura hut
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track
Hapuku Hut
30 April 201330 April 2013
Hapuku Hut
Barratts Biv
30 April 201330 April 2013
Barratts Biv
There is an interesting split slab bivvy with a dirt floor near the newer bivvy.
Mount Fyffe
29 April 201329 April 2013
Mount Fyffe
Kowhai Hut
29 April 201329 April 2013
Kowhai Hut
Mount Fyffe Hut
29 April 201329 April 2013
Mount Fyffe Hut
Griffin Creek Hut
18 April 201318 April 2013
Griffin Creek Hut
7 Mile Hut
13 April 201313 April 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 April 20137 April 2013
Julia Hut
Stayed at old Julia but popped in for a look.
"Old" Julia hut
7 April 20137 April 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 April 20135 April 2013
Mudflats Hut
Rocky Creek Bivvy
22 March 201322 March 2013
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek
20 March 201320 March 2013
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 March 201314 March 2013
Explorer Hut
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
1 March 20131 March 2013
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 January 201329 January 2013
Lonely Lake Hut
Chaffey Hut
28 January 201328 January 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 January 201328 January 2013
Trilobite Hut
Cobb Hutt
28 January 201328 January 2013
Cobb Hutt
Tent Camp Hut, Cobb Valley
28 January 201328 January 2013
Tent Camp Hut, Cobb Valley
Fenella Hut
28 January 201328 January 2013
Fenella Hut
Kahurangi Keepers Hut
26 January 201326 January 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 January 201322 January 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 January 201316 January 2013
Growler Rock Shelter
Salisbury Lodge
16 January 201316 January 2013
Salisbury Lodge
Balloon Hut
16 January 201316 January 2013
Balloon Hut
Myttons Hut
16 January 201316 January 2013
Myttons Hut
Asbestos Cottage
16 January 201316 January 2013
Asbestos Cottage
Interesting historic hut!
Trilobite Hut
15 January 201315 January 2013
Trilobite Hut
Sylvester Hut
15 January 201315 January 2013
Sylvester Hut
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv  Jan 2010
Top Olderog biv
6 January 20136 January 2013
Top Olderog biv
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
6 January 20136 January 2013
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
10 December 201210 December 2012
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
Croesus Top Hut
10 December 201210 December 2012
Croesus Top Hut
Coldwater hut
22 November 201222 November 2012
Coldwater hut
Cupola basin Hut
21 November 201221 November 2012
Cupola basin Hut
Hopeless Creek Hut
21 November 201221 November 2012
Hopeless Creek Hut
John Tait Hut
20 November 201220 November 2012
John Tait Hut
Angelus Hut
20 November 201220 November 2012
Angelus Hut
Relax Shelter
20 November 201220 November 2012
Relax Shelter
Kea hut
19 November 201219 November 2012
Kea hut
Bushline Hut
19 November 201219 November 2012
Bushline Hut
Blackadder's hut
12 November 201212 November 2012
Blackadder's hut
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
12 November 201212 November 2012
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Thompson's Flat Hut
12 November 201212 November 2012
Thompson's Flat Hut
Heaphy Hut
1 November 20121 November 2012
Heaphy Hut
Lewis Hut
1 November 20121 November 2012
Lewis Hut
James Mackay Hut
31 October 201231 October 2012
James Mackay Hut
Ministry of Works Historic Hut
30 October 201230 October 2012
Ministry of Works Historic Hut
Abel Tasman Coast Track
4 October 20124 October 2012
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Anchorage Hut
4 October 20124 October 2012
Anchorage Hut
Abel Tasman Inland Track
3 October 20123 October 2012
Bark Bay Hut
3 October 20123 October 2012
Bark Bay Hut
Awaroa Hut
3 October 20123 October 2012
Awaroa Hut
Moa Park Shelter
2 October 20122 October 2012
Moa Park Shelter
Awapoto Hut
2 October 20122 October 2012
Awapoto Hut
Wainui hut
2 October 20122 October 2012
Wainui hut
Holyoake Clearing Shelter
1 October 20121 October 2012
Holyoake Clearing Shelter
Castle Rocks Hut
1 October 20121 October 2012
Castle Rocks Hut
Garden Gully Hut
28 September 201228 September 2012
Garden Gully Hut
Mount Haast
23 September 201223 September 2012
Mount Haast
Jims Flat hut
12 June 201212 June 2012
Jims Flat hut
Hamers Flat
12 June 201212 June 2012
Hamers Flat
Kiwi Flat hut
1 June 20121 June 2012
Kiwi Flat hut
Rapid Creek hut
12 May 201212 May 2012
Rapid Creek hut
Newton Range biv
18 April 201218 April 2012
Newton Range biv
Big River Hut
15 April 201215 April 2012
Big River Hut
Pfeifer biv
7 April 20127 April 2012
Pfeifer biv
Frew Hut
3 April 20123 April 2012
Frew Hut
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
3 April 20123 April 2012
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
Prices Flat Hut
3 April 20123 April 2012
Prices Flat Hut
Wilkinson hut
2 April 20122 April 2012
Wilkinson hut
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
1 April 20121 April 2012
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
Big River hut which has very good facilities is close by. These buildings are now derelict!
Price Basin hut
1 April 20121 April 2012
Price Basin hut
Ivory Lake Hut
1 April 20121 April 2012
Ivory Lake Hut
Ivory Lake Hut
30 March 201230 March 2012
Ivory Lake Hut
Top Tuke hut
30 March 201230 March 2012
Top Tuke hut
Dickie Spur hut
29 March 201229 March 2012
Dickie Spur hut
County Hut
20 March 201220 March 2012
County Hut
Moonbeam hut
19 March 201219 March 2012
Moonbeam hut
Adventure Ridge Biv
9 March 20129 March 2012
Adventure Ridge Biv
Cedar Flat Hut
9 March 20129 March 2012
Cedar Flat Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
9 March 20129 March 2012
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
Top Waitaha hut
1 March 20121 March 2012
Top Waitaha hut
Broken River Hut
28 February 201228 February 2012
Broken River Hut
Nice old NZFS hut. There are coal mining relics nearby.
Avoca Homestead
28 February 201228 February 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)
12 February 201212 February 2012
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)
Top Kokatahi Hut
12 February 201212 February 2012
Top Kokatahi Hut
Crawford Junction Hut
12 February 201212 February 2012
Crawford Junction Hut
Browning Range Bivouac
11 February 201211 February 2012
Browning Range Bivouac
Top Crawford Hut (New)
11 February 201211 February 2012
Top Crawford Hut (New)
Top Toaroha hut
4 February 20124 February 2012
Top Toaroha hut
Poet Hut
4 February 20124 February 2012
Poet Hut
Toaroha Bivouac
4 February 20124 February 2012
Toaroha Bivouac
Mungo Catchment
3 February 20123 February 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 February 20123 February 2012
Mungo hut
Yeats Ridge hut
3 February 20123 February 2012
Yeats Ridge hut
Whymper hut
17 January 201217 January 2012
Whymper hut
Top Butler hut
17 January 201217 January 2012
Top Butler hut
Butler Junction hut
16 January 201216 January 2012
Butler Junction hut
Polluck Creek hut
8 January 20128 January 2012
Polluck Creek hut
Smyth hut
3 January 20123 January 2012
Smyth hut
Hunters hut (Westland)
2 January 20122 January 2012
Hunters hut (Westland)
Greyneys Shelter
1 January 20121 January 2012
Newton Creek Hut
28 December 201128 December 2011
Newton Creek Hut
Brass Monkey Bivouac
18 December 201118 December 2011
Brass Monkey Bivouac
Fraser Hut (Landsborough)
9 December 20119 December 2011
Fraser Hut (Landsborough)
Landsborough Rangers hut (Historic)
8 December 20118 December 2011
Landsborough Rangers hut (Historic)
Roberts Point Track
27 October 201127 October 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
6 October 20116 October 2011
Pororari River Track
Adams Flat Hut
29 September 201129 September 2011
Adams Flat Hut
Pioneer Cemetery Walk
20 September 201120 September 2011
Lyell Saddle hut
20 September 201120 September 2011
Lyell Saddle hut
Pell Stream Hut
13 August 201113 August 2011
Pell Stream Hut
Mount Bovis
10 August 201110 August 2011
Mount Bovis
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
4 August 20114 August 2011
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
Mt French
31 July 201131 July 2011
Mt French
Meikles Hut
24 July 201124 July 2011
Meikles Hut
Carroll Hut
2 July 20112 July 2011
Carroll Hut
Rakaitane Walk
30 June 201130 June 2011
Rakaitane Walk
Nice walk. High standard track.
Camp Creek hut
26 June 201126 June 2011
Camp Creek hut
Carew Falls
1 June 20111 June 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 April 201130 April 2011
"New" Bluff Hut
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
29 April 201129 April 2011
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
Kirwans Track
25 April 201125 April 2011
Kirwans Track
Montgomerie hut
25 April 201125 April 2011
Montgomerie hut
Kirwans hut
25 April 201125 April 2011
Kirwans hut
Toaroha saddle
1 April 20111 April 2011
Toaroha saddle
Ah the true Toaroha Saddle!
Buckland Peaks hut
25 March 201125 March 2011
Buckland Peaks hut
Serpentine hut
21 March 201121 March 2011
Serpentine hut
Spoon hut
9 March 20119 March 2011
Spoon hut
Nolans hut
25 February 201125 February 2011
Nolans hut
Scone hut
25 February 201125 February 2011
Scone hut
Frew Hut
9 February 20119 February 2011
Frew Hut
Thomas River hut
23 January 201123 January 2011
Thomas River hut
Roaring Billy hut
22 January 201122 January 2011
Roaring Billy hut
Otehake Hut
9 January 20119 January 2011
Otehake Hut
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
15 December 201015 December 2010
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
Top Crawford Hut (Removed)
4 December 20104 December 2010
Top Crawford Hut (Removed)
Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)
4 December 20104 December 2010
Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)
Mid Trent hut
7 November 20107 November 2010
Mid Trent hut
Tutaekuri hut
7 November 20107 November 2010
Tutaekuri hut
Elizabeth hut
6 November 20106 November 2010
Elizabeth hut
Top Trent aka Lagoon hut
6 November 20106 November 2010
Top Trent aka Lagoon hut
Kakapo hut
24 October 201024 October 2010
Kakapo hut
Bell Town / Manunui hut
24 October 201024 October 2010
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
23 October 201023 October 2010
Taipo Hut, Kahurangi
Wangapeka biv
22 October 201022 October 2010
Wangapeka biv
Stag Flat Shelter
22 October 201022 October 2010
Stag Flat Shelter
Johnson hut
15 October 201015 October 2010
Johnson hut
Welcome Flat
1 October 20101 October 2010
Welcome Flat
Welcome Flat Hut
1 October 20101 October 2010
Welcome Flat Hut
Douglas Rock Hut
1 October 20101 October 2010
Douglas Rock Hut
Mount Alexander
9 September 20109 September 2010
Mount Alexander
Camp Creek hut
9 September 20109 September 2010
Camp Creek hut
Mid Robinson hut
1 September 20101 September 2010
Mid Robinson hut
Top Robinson hut
1 September 20101 September 2010
Top Robinson hut
Lake Christabel Hut
31 August 201031 August 2010
Lake Christabel Hut
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
1 August 20101 August 2010
Ces Clark Memorial Hut
Elizabeth hut
1 August 20101 August 2010
Elizabeth hut
Lake Christabel hut
1 August 20101 August 2010
Ballroom, Fox River
17 July 201017 July 2010
Ballroom, Fox River
Heaphy Track
11 July 201011 July 2010
Heaphy Track
Perry Saddle Hut
9 July 20109 July 2010
Perry Saddle Hut
Heaphy Hut
1 July 20101 July 2010
Heaphy Hut
Lewis Hut
1 July 20101 July 2010
Lewis Hut
James Mackay Hut
1 July 20101 July 2010
James Mackay Hut
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)
1 July 20101 July 2010
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)
Aorere Shelter
1 July 20101 July 2010
Aorere Shelter
Gouland Downs Hut
1 July 20101 July 2010
Gouland Downs Hut
Saxon Hut
1 July 20101 July 2010
Saxon Hut
Katipo Creek Shelter
1 July 20101 July 2010
Katipo Creek Shelter
Bain Bay
15 June 201015 June 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 June 20109 June 2010
Lower Arahura hut
Mt Brown Hut
5 May 20105 May 2010
Mt Brown Hut
Griffin Range
1 May 20101 May 2010
Griffin Range
Lake Morgan
14 March 201014 March 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 March 20106 March 2010
Koropuku Hut
Townsend hut
1 March 20101 March 2010
Townsend hut
Lake Morgan hut
1 March 20101 March 2010
Lake Morgan hut
Hawdon Shelter
9 February 20109 February 2010
Hawdon Shelter
Sudden Valley Biv
9 February 20109 February 2010
Sudden Valley Biv
Kiwi Flat hut
1 February 20101 February 2010
Kiwi Flat hut
Scamper Torrent hut
1 February 20101 February 2010
Scamper Torrent hut
Top Crooked hut
1 February 20101 February 2010
Top Crooked hut
Jacko Flat hut
1 February 20101 February 2010
Jacko Flat hut
Cone Creek hut
1 February 20101 February 2010
Cone Creek hut
Lake Matiri Hut
5 January 20105 January 2010
Lake Matiri Hut
Lake Matiri Hut
5 January 20105 January 2010
Lake Matiri Hut
Fox River Caves
1 January 20101 January 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 January 20101 January 2010
Mt Turiwhate track
Overgrown.
Edwards Hut
1 January 20101 January 2010
Edwards Hut
Architect Creek Hut
1 January 20101 January 2010
Architect Creek Hut
Top Olderog biv
1 January 20101 January 2010
Top Olderog biv
Scottys biv
1 January 20101 January 2010
Scottys biv
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
28 December 200928 December 2009
Lagoon Saddle Shelter
Lagoon Saddle Hut
28 December 200928 December 2009
Lagoon Saddle Hut
Bealey Hut
16 December 200916 December 2009
Bealey Hut
Bealey Spur Hut
16 December 200916 December 2009
Bealey Spur Hut
Hawdon Hut
3 December 20093 December 2009
Hawdon Hut
"Top" Waitahu biv
1 December 20091 December 2009
"Top" Waitahu biv
Lake Stream Hut
1 December 20091 December 2009
Lake Stream Hut
Hamers Flat
6 November 20096 November 2009
Hamers Flat
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
14 September 200914 September 2009
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
Dunns Creek Hut
14 September 200914 September 2009
Dunns Creek Hut
Dillons Hut
14 September 200914 September 2009
Dillons Hut
Goat Creek hut
1 September 20091 September 2009
Goat Creek hut
Montgomerie hut
1 July 20091 July 2009
Montgomerie hut
Julia Hut
8 June 20098 June 2009
Julia Hut
Wangapeka biv
1 June 20091 June 2009
Wangapeka biv
Bell Town / Manunui hut
1 June 20091 June 2009
Bell Town / Manunui hut
Mid Taipo hut
1 June 20091 June 2009
Mid Taipo hut
Maori Saddle hut
1 May 20091 May 2009
Maori Saddle hut
Coppermine Creek hut
1 May 20091 May 2009
Coppermine Creek hut
Middle Head Hut
1 May 20091 May 2009
Middle Head Hut
Horseshoe Flats Hut
1 May 20091 May 2009
Horseshoe Flats Hut
Blowfly Hut / Blue River Hut
1 May 20091 May 2009
Blowfly Hut / Blue River Hut
Wheel Creek hut
1 April 20091 April 2009
Wheel Creek hut
Casey Hut
1 April 20091 April 2009
Andrews Shelter
1 April 20091 April 2009
Andrews Shelter
Trust/Poulter Hut
31 March 200931 March 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 March 200931 March 2009
Worsley Biv
Poulter Hut
31 March 200931 March 2009
Poulter Hut
Poulter Bivvy
31 March 200931 March 2009
Poulter Bivvy
Crystal Biv
13 March 200913 March 2009
Crystal Biv
Boo Boo Hut
4 March 20094 March 2009
Boo Boo Hut
Townsend hut
1 March 20091 March 2009
Townsend hut
Wills Hut
1 March 20091 March 2009
Wills Hut
Kiwi Hut
25 February 200925 February 2009
Kiwi Hut
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
25 February 200925 February 2009
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut
Upper Deception Hut
19 February 200919 February 2009
Upper Deception Hut
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
1 February 20091 February 2009
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Campbell biv
1 February 20091 February 2009
Campbell biv
Coal Creek Falls
23 January 200923 January 2009
Coal Creek Falls
Brewster Hut
19 January 200919 January 2009
Brewster Hut
Mt O'Connor from Mt Ross
5 January 20095 January 2009
Mt O'Connor from Mt Ross
Great country & top wx by the looks!
Gerhardt Spur biv
1 January 20091 January 2009
Gerhardt Spur biv
Frisco hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Frisco hut
Mullins Basin hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Mullins Basin hut
Greys hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Greys hut
Waikiti hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Waikiti hut
Lake Stream Hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Lake Stream Hut
Mokihinui Forks Hut
1 January 20091 January 2009
Mokihinui Forks Hut
Kirwans Track
22 December 200822 December 2008
Kirwans Track
Pell Stream Hut
1 December 20081 December 2008
Pell Stream Hut
Kirwans hut
1 December 20081 December 2008
Kirwans hut
Buckland Peaks hut
1 December 20081 December 2008
Buckland Peaks hut
Tunnel Creek hut
1 October 20081 October 2008
Tunnel Creek hut
Stafford Hut
14 September 200814 September 2008
Stafford Hut
The old hut!
Hunts Creek Track
11 September 200811 September 2008
Hunts Creek Track
Hunts Creek Hut
11 September 200811 September 2008
Hunts Creek Hut
Slaty Creek Hut
1 September 20081 September 2008
Slaty Creek Hut
German Gully / Goff's Track
9 August 20089 August 2008
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 20081 May 2008
Healey Creek hut
Top Kokatahi Hut
9 April 20089 April 2008
Top Kokatahi Hut
Adventure Ridge Biv
8 April 20088 April 2008
Adventure Ridge Biv
Yeats Ridge hut
1 April 20081 April 2008
Yeats Ridge hut
Waimakariri Falls Hut
26 March 200826 March 2008
Waimakariri Falls Hut
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
25 March 200825 March 2008
Crow Hut (Kahurangi)
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)
25 March 200825 March 2008
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)
Hollyford Track
4 March 20084 March 2008
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track
4 March 20084 March 2008
Lake Alabaster Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Gorge River hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Gorge River hut
Martins Bay Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Martins Bay Hut
Hidden Falls Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Hidden Falls Hut
Lake Alabaster Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Lake Alabaster Hut
Hokuri Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Hokuri Hut
Demon Trail Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Demon Trail Hut
Carrington Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Carrington Hut
Big Bay Hut
1 March 20081 March 2008
Big Bay Hut
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
1 February 20081 February 2008
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut
Carroll Hut
20 January 200820 January 2008
Carroll Hut
Goat Pass Hut
16 January 200816 January 2008
Goat Pass Hut
Mingha Biv
16 January 200816 January 2008
Mingha Biv
Grassy Flat Hut
6 January 20086 January 2008
Grassy Flat Hut
Browning Range Bivouac
6 January 20086 January 2008
Browning Range Bivouac
Newton Range biv
1 January 20081 January 2008
Newton Range biv
Anti Crow Hut
1 January 20081 January 2008
Anti Crow Hut
Mullins Basin hut
1 January 20081 January 2008
Mullins Basin hut
Marble Hill Camping Area
1 January 20081 January 2008
Marble Hill Camping Area
Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)
1 January 20081 January 2008
Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)
Crystal Biv
1 January 20081 January 2008
Crystal Biv
Pfeifer biv
1 December 20071 December 2007
Pfeifer biv
Cannibal Gorge Hut
1 December 20071 December 2007
Cannibal Gorge Hut
Ada Pass Hut
1 December 20071 December 2007
Ada Pass Hut
Big River Hut
7 October 20077 October 2007
Big River Hut
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
20 September 200720 September 2007
Mount Te Kinga Lake Brunner
Explorer Hut
18 September 200718 September 2007
Explorer Hut
Polluck Creek hut
1 September 20071 September 2007
Polluck Creek hut
Dillons Hut
1 January 20071 January 2007
Dillons Hut
Waihaha Hut
1 January 19901 January 1990
Waihaha Hut
Upper Te Hoe
1 January 19901 January 1990
Upper Te Hoe
Ketetahi Hut
1 January 19901 January 1990
Ketetahi Hut
Mangatepopo Hut
1 January 19901 January 1990
Mangatepopo Hut
Lower Matakuhia Hut
1 January 19901 January 1990
Upper Whirinaki Hut
1 January 19891 January 1989
Upper Whirinaki Hut
Lower Matakuhia Hut
1 January 19871 January 1987
Three Passes
4 January 19854 January 1985
Three Passes
Park Morpeth Hut
1 January 19851 January 1985
Park Morpeth Hut
Lower Windley Hut
18 March 198218 March 1982
Work visit when with the NZ Forest Service. Nice little hut in picturesque surroundings.
Irthing Hut (Irthing Biv)
18 March 198218 March 1982
Irthing Hut (Irthing Biv)
Hump Ridge Track
1 January 19821 January 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 January 19821 January 1982
Wairaurahiri Hut
Lake Poteriteri hut
1 January 19821 January 1982
Lake Poteriteri hut
Waitutu Hut
1 January 19821 January 1982
Waitutu Hut
Port Craig School Hut
1 January 19821 January 1982
Port Craig School Hut
Wairaurahiri Hut
1 January 19811 January 1981
Wairaurahiri Hut
Waitutu Hut
1 January 19811 January 1981
Waitutu Hut
Port Craig School Hut
1 January 19811 January 1981
Port Craig School Hut
Nelson Creek Tailrace Walk
1 January 19801 January 1980
Croesus Track
1 January 19801 January 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 January 19801 January 1980
Makahu saddle hut
Kaweka Flats Biv
1 January 19801 January 1980
Kaweka Flats Biv
North West Circuit
8 January 19788 January 1978
Welcome Flat
1 January 19781 January 1978
Welcome Flat
Welcome Flat Rock Biv
1 January 19781 January 1978
Nelson Creek Tailrace Walk
1 January 19781 January 1978
Croesus Track
1 January 19781 January 1978
Croesus Track
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Rooney's Cottage & Hut
Croesus Top Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Croesus Top Hut
Garden Gully Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Garden Gully Hut
Jims Flat hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Jims Flat hut
Meikles Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Meikles Hut
Welcome Flat Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Welcome Flat Hut
North Arm Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
North Arm Hut
Freshwater Landing Hut
1 January 19781 January 1978
Freshwater Landing Hut
Okui Hut
1 October 19771 October 1977
Okui Hut
Candlesticks Bivvy
1 January 19771 January 1977
Candlesticks Bivvy
Ash Brunton & I painted this biv Jan 77.
Bull Creek Hut
1 January 19771 January 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 January 19771 January 1977
Waipakihi Hut
Benmore Hut
1 November 19761 November 1976
Benmore Hut
Mount Thomas
3 May 19763 May 1976
Mount Thomas
Ant Biv
1 January 19761 January 1976
Inchs' Hut
1 January 19761 January 1976
Mount Grey / Maukatere
1 January 19761 January 1976
Mount Grey / Maukatere
Jollie Brook Hut
1 January 19761 January 1976
Jollie Brook Hut
Mt French
9 November 19759 November 1975
Mt French
Whitcombe Pass
1 September 19751 September 1975
Whitcombe Pass
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)
1 September 19751 September 1975
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 September 19751 September 1975
Wilkinson hut
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track
1 January 19751 January 1975
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track
Cave Camp
1 January 19751 January 1975
Must have been a most welcome spot before Wilkinson & Neave Huts were built!
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
1 January 19751 January 1975
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 January 19751 January 1975
Top Tuke hut
Dickie Spur hut
1 January 19751 January 1975
Dickie Spur hut
Newton Creek Hut
1 January 19751 January 1975
Newton Creek Hut
7 Mile Hut
1 January 19751 January 1975
7 Mile Hut
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
1 January 19751 January 1975
Mikonui Spur Bivvy
Griffin Creek Hut
1 January 19751 January 1975
Griffin Creek Hut
Griffin Range
1 January 19751 January 1975
Griffin Range
Rocky Creek Bivvy
1 January 19751 January 1975
Rocky Creek Bivvy
Neave Hut
1 January 19751 January 1975
Neave Hut
Mungo Catchment
1 December 19741 December 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
1 December 19741 December 1974
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit
Hunts Creek Track
1 January 19741 January 1974
Hunts Creek Track
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
1 January 19741 January 1974
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv  Jan 2010
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
1 January 19741 January 1974
Prices Flat Hut (historic)
Prices Flat Hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Prices Flat Hut
Top Toaroha hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Top Toaroha hut
Poet Hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Poet Hut
Mungo hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Mungo hut
Toaroha Bivouac
1 January 19741 January 1974
Toaroha Bivouac
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
1 January 19741 January 1974
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv
"New" Bluff Hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
"New" Bluff Hut
Sir Robert hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Sir Robert hut
"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)
Hunts Creek Hut
1 January 19741 January 1974
Hunts Creek Hut
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle
1 January 19731 January 1973
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle
Terrace Tunnel Walk
1 January 19731 January 1973
Terrace Tunnel Walk
Three Passes
1 January 19731 January 1973
Three Passes
Rapid Creek hut
1 January 19731 January 1973
Rapid Creek hut
Mikonui Flat hut
1 January 19731 January 1973
Mikonui Flat hut
Park Morpeth Hut
1 January 19731 January 1973
Park Morpeth Hut
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)
1 January 19731 January 1973
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
1 January 19731 January 1973
Dillon's Homestead (historic)
Mid Taipo hut
1 January 19731 January 1973
Mid Taipo hut
"Old" Julia hut
1 January 19731 January 1973
"Old" Julia hut
Track to Mid Styx Hut
1 January 19721 January 1972
Track to Mid Styx Hut
Greyneys Shelter
1 January 19721 January 1972
Mid Styx Hut
1 January 19721 January 1972
Mid Styx Hut
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
1 January 19721 January 1972
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)
Crawford Junction Hut
1 January 19721 January 1972
Crawford Junction Hut
Gerhardt Spur biv
1 January 19721 January 1972
Gerhardt Spur biv
Anti Crow Hut
1 January 19721 January 1972
Anti Crow Hut
Boo Boo Hut
1 January 19721 January 1972
Boo Boo Hut
Kelly Shelter (Removed)
1 January 19721 January 1972
Kelly Shelter (Removed)
Cedar Flat
1 January 19711 January 1971
Cedar Flat
Cedar Flats Hot Springs
1 January 19711 January 1971
Cedar Flat Hut
1 January 19711 January 1971
Cedar Flat Hut
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)
1 January 19711 January 1971
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)
Harman Hut
1 January 19711 January 1971
Harman Hut
Carrington Hut
1 January 19711 January 1971
Carrington Hut
Mudflats Hut
1 January 19711 January 1971
Mudflats Hut
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
1 January 19681 January 1968
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track
Dolomite Point Walk
1 January 19681 January 1968
Dolomite Point Walk
Impressive at high tide when there is a big swell running!
Bellbird Walk
1 January 19671 January 1967