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The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

An ex NZFS 4 bunker tucked away in a small patch of beech at 1320m. Worth a wander to the ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka J summit

Kaweka J summit

Looking north toward the memorial cairn from the summit marker pole. An eerily calm day with the sun trying hard ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Northern approach shortly after dropping off tops   More ▶︎
Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

A view east from Kaweka J over the fractured plateau of the Eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Kaweka J Summit

Kaweka J Summit

Looking west towards the Kaimanawas and Ruapehu from Kaweka J   More ▶︎
An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

or 'it cost me the same as a trip to Fiji, but it was much more fun'. A good weather variant ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut Loop

Ballard Hut Loop

A two day walk including open tops and Beach forest to visit a pleasant hut in the Kaweka forest park.   More ▶︎
Kaweka above the clouds

Kaweka above the clouds

A two day window in the weather provided the perfect opportunity for tops travel   More ▶︎
Ruapehu From Kaweka

Ruapehu From Kaweka

A two day window in the weather provided one of those days on the tops that we all dream about ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges, Kiwi Saddle Hut April 2003   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kawekas, walking along ridge from Kiwi Saddle back to Lakes carpark April 2003   More ▶︎
Robsons Lodge

Robsons Lodge

Beautiful Kuripaponga, Robsons Lodge March 2010   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kaweka Ranges. Looking over to Ruapehu April 2003   More ▶︎
Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

This war memorial is on a large rock cairn right at the summit of Kaweka J   More ▶︎
Oamaru to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi

Oamaru to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi

An alternative route from Oamaru Hut to Cascade Hut   More ▶︎
Oamaru Hut

Oamaru Hut

The verandah on Oamaru Hut is a good place to watch what is going on   More ▶︎
Oamaru Hut

Oamaru Hut

Oamaru Hut is located on a river terrace overlooking the confluence of the Oamaru and the Mohaka Rivers   More ▶︎
Outside Oamaru Hut on a winter's morning

Outside Oamaru Hut on a winter's morning

The hut was warm but it was a hard job making a start on a cold morning   More ▶︎
Oamaru Hut

Oamaru Hut

A popular destination for hunters so be prepared to share with them. Also seems to be a lot of air ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka range)   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut is located on the ridge 3km west of Kuripapango and some 700m above the Ngaruroro river. The ...   More ▶︎
High Summer

High Summer

Ahhh Newzealand ever changeable hot one day freezing hours later.   More ▶︎
Kiwi Sadddle Hut

Kiwi Sadddle Hut

8 bunk hut in the kaweka forest park   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

A 4-5 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Oamaru & Cascade Huts via the Kaipo - GPX

Oamaru & Cascade Huts via the Kaipo - GPX

GPX file of a 3 day trip taking in Oamaru and Cascade Huts via the Kaipo Stream   More ▶︎
Oamaru to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi GPX

Oamaru to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi GPX

A GPX file of the route from Oamaru Hut to Cascade Hut via Maungaorangi. This route avoids the private land ...   More ▶︎

Kaweka Main Ridge - NS Traverse

A north-south trip down the main divide through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. The east-west watershed actually runs through private land to ...   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

freshly painted - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

space for a few tents around the hut, and a poly tank to replace the previous metal one - Apr ...   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut in Kaweka Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Standard 4 bunk hut in the Kaweka Ranges. Nice and cosy once we got a small fire going, although most ...   More ▶︎
Swing Bridge near Cameron Hut

Swing Bridge near Cameron Hut

I would almost say this swing bridge is to no where considering the lack of maintenance of the track on ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut Kitchen

Cameron Hut Kitchen

open fire   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

Typical Kaweka hut   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut (Kaweka)

Cameron Hut (Kaweka)

Typical orange hut found in the Kaweka Ranges. 6 bunks with a fireplace and water from the river. Lots of ...   More ▶︎

A Whirinaki crossing - Waikaremoana Road Summit to Rangitaiki Tavern

Majestic podocarp forest - straight-turnked trees, reaching for the sky, bearded in epiphytes, the forest floor below covered in a ...   More ▶︎
Otorehinaiti Biv

Otorehinaiti Biv

Basic full height biv with camping areas surrounding.   More ▶︎
Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

typical Kaweka ridge tops pretty Barren   More ▶︎
Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

The descent to Middle Hill from the Kaweka Range, down Camp Ridge   More ▶︎
Otorehinaiti Biv

Otorehinaiti Biv

Tucked away at the southern end of a clearing, below the saddle, this biv is in good condition and popular ...   More ▶︎
Harkness dog kennel

Harkness dog kennel

Dog kennel at Harkness hut.   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Harkness hut. taken 04-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut, Kaweka Forest Park. A tidy 6-bunk forestry hut on a grassy knoll overlooking the east Harkness valley. The hut ...   More ▶︎

Madpom's Kaimanawa-Kaweka NS traverse

A north-south trip down the main range through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. See the associated route guide (track) for details This GPX ...   More ▶︎

A Whirinaki crossing

The route of my traverse of the Whirinaki Conservation Area following approximately the main divide - or at least the ...   More ▶︎
Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter (tank water) must be the only greenhouse dedicated as a backcountry shelter. It is made of PVC ...   More ▶︎
Castle Camp

Castle Camp

The only thing of interest here to trampers is the two large water tanks. This site is used by DOC ...   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

About a 4 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park. I called it this because the route travels around the ...   More ▶︎
North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

A bracing slog up from Makahu saddle allows you to knock off Hawkes Bay's two highest points (Kaweka J and ...   More ▶︎
First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

A spectacular autumn day up top, with remnants of snowfall still hanging around from earlier in the week. Not a ...   More ▶︎
Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Can be a little tricky to spot so thought I'd post this - cross the stream immediately behind the toilet, ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Cosy wee biv in a warm, sheltered spot just 15 (steep) minutes down from the saddle. Beware the two starlings ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Bivouac is a wee dog-box bivvy in a clump of beech at the forks of the Kiwi Creek, ...   More ▶︎
Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

We didn't visit this bivy but it was clearly visible from the ridge above.   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv mid Winter

Dominie Biv mid Winter

Just 45 minutes to an hour up from Makahu Saddle, Dominie sits in a sheltered bowl overlooking Hawkes Bay. Trials ...   More ▶︎
Dawn over the Central Plateau

Dawn over the Central Plateau

Taken from Back Ridge, Kaweka FP.   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

4 Bunk hut Kaweka forrest park at the northern end of the Kaweka range About 30 minutes down from Whetu ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

A 4 bunk hut at the northern end of the Kaweka range. Visit as part of an east west crossing ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

... well the dunny, at least!   More ▶︎
Cairn at turnoff to ballard hut

Cairn at turnoff to ballard hut

Big as it is its enough off the track line to miss in bad conditions   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

...a couple of hundred metres from the saddle to be precise. Just after dawn on another classic Hawkes Bay day. ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut (sleeps 6, river water, wood burning stove) is a comfortable, sheltered, riverside hut in a small area ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut. Kaweka Ranges   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Looking at the Main Kaweka range from the south. The high point in the middle is Mad Dog Hill with ...   More ▶︎
Kawekas in spring!

Kawekas in spring!

The Cameron Hut / Kuripapango - Kiwi Saddle junction in late November 2006   More ▶︎
Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

One of two sighted on a recent Kaweka J traverse, this one allowed me to get remarkably close before launching ...   More ▶︎
The long drop...

The long drop...

....down the spur to Cameron Hut. Clearing the hut sits in can be seen (just!) adjacent to the rapids. Climbing ...   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Biv very tidy and warm, welcome when Kaweka turns Nasty as so many can attest. Every body ...   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Saviour to many on the side of Kaweka everybody seems to have a storey about being caught ...   More ▶︎
Makahu saddle hut

Makahu saddle hut

6 bunk hut 2 mins from makahu saddle carpark the perfect jumping off point for a late arrival friday night ...   More ▶︎
Kuripapango

Kuripapango

Kuripapango and the Ngaruroro from Kuripapango Peak   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut in the Kawekas, with Kaweka J in the cloud behind.   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

A forestry hut (4 bunks, stove, firewood available, stream water) on the valley floor 5 minutes off the main Back ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Given a quick refurb by DOC early May 2014 (including moving the long drop). Looking good!   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

In a deep valley at the back of the Kaweka Range. This is a charming spot after dropping from the ...   More ▶︎
The Tits, Kaweka FP

The Tits, Kaweka FP

First in an occasional series of Amusingly Named Topographical Features   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Bivouac

Back Ridge Bivouac

Back ridge Biv (sleeps 2-3, stream water) is a typical North-Island bivouac, with 2 matresses on the floor, and space ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Bivouac in the Kawekas. Does the hi-viz camo work?   More ▶︎
Tussock Hut

Tussock Hut

looking east, good wide verandahs on 3 sides - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Tussock Hut

Tussock Hut

Hut from afar   More ▶︎
Tussock Hut

Tussock Hut

Hut in the Harkness Valley. Good access for hunting. 6 bunks, wood burning stove and water supply. Built in 1964, the ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge

Back Ridge

Back Ridge from near Back Ridge Biv   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas, Back Ridge   More ▶︎

Kuripapango to Poronui

This 5 day walk goes from the Southern Kawekas up over Mt Meany and through the Harkness Valley to the ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

A two bunk biv about 1.5hrs from Makahu Saddle Carpark   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats biv

Kaweka Flats biv

A two bunk Biv on a pleasant open space 1.5 hours from Makahu Saddle carpark   More ▶︎
Kaweka Forest Park

Kaweka Forest Park

A popular park in Hawke's Bay.   More ▶︎

Venison Tops Hut

Venison Tops Hut or Tira Lodge   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv - a 2 person dog-box bivvy with plenty of space for camping outside.   More ▶︎
Oamaru - Boyd Junction

Oamaru - Boyd Junction

Signpost in the upper Oamaru Valley (Kaimanawa Ranges), where the track splits south to Boyd Hut and north to Cascade ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut, in Kaweka Forest Park. This hut has a miniature helicopter and plane mounted on the ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut detail

Te Puke Hut detail

Emblems on the roof of Te Puke hut.   More ▶︎
Te Puke hut

Te Puke hut

weather closing in - it's a highly eroded track from the helipad down to the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut is located about 22 kms (14 hours) North West of Kaweka Roadend at Makahu Saddle. It is ...   More ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

3-wire bridge at the bottom of the very steep climb to/from Mangaturutu Hut. Good camping spots on the TR - ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Classic Kaweka 6-bunker in pleasant clearing. Easy 3 hrs up from road. Provides good access up to the northern aspects ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Located in the north eastern Kaweka Forest Park, Middle Hill Hut is situated in a flat, sheltered site where the ...   More ▶︎
6 years old and hooked already

6 years old and hooked already

First overnighter for the 6 year old (Middle Hill Hut, Kaweka FP). Knocked the walk in from Makahu Road off ...   More ▶︎
Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

-1 start to the day, hit 26 degrees that afternoon.   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere biv. A 2-mattress-on-the-floor dogbox with what looks like an old 4-bunk hut tacked on the front as a 3-walled ...   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Mackintosh Plateau

Mackintosh Plateau

Mackintosh Plateau west of the hut   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Great tracks tunneled through manuka scrub in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits in a grassy clearing at the junction of the Kiwi Stream and the Ngaruroro River   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth hut

Kiwi Mouth hut

Perfect camping spot right by the stream (and the best appointed long drop in the Kaweka FP - I counted ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

This would be hours of fun if wet...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits on grassy flats / clearing beside Kiwi Creek shortly before it enters the Ngaruroro. It's a ...   More ▶︎
Donald River, Kaweka FP

Donald River, Kaweka FP

One of the nicest short walks in the Kawekas - Makahu Saddle to Kaweka Flats biv. Established beech forest gives ...   More ▶︎
Mackintosh hut

Mackintosh hut

6 bunk hut. Visit as part of a loop from Markahu Saddle, Mackintosh Spur, Studholme Saddle Hut and Kaweka J. ...   More ▶︎
Inside Mackintosh Hut

Inside Mackintosh Hut

A cozy and well designed 8-bunk hut at the foot of the Kaweka Range   More ▶︎
Mackintosh Hut

Mackintosh Hut

A cozy hut at the foot of the Kaweka Range. Only 2 hrs from Lawrence roadend, and less from The ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape on the ascent from the north branch of the Makahu to Kaweka Flats Biv   More ▶︎
River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

If you're coming down from Manson or Otutu Hut you will need to cross this before you arrive at the ...   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Hut on the Ngaruroro River. Popular spot for rafters, kayakers and hunters. Sleeps 6 and has wood fired stove. Note: the ...   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

An 1870s slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare - a restored 1870s historic slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare is a 2-bunk historic hut cut into the hillside where the plateau narrows to a ridge below Kaweka ...   More ▶︎
Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

An alternative access to Iron Whare Hut. A marked and roughly cut route runs from the reservoir ('fire dam' on older ...   More ▶︎
Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Reservoir on Whittle Rd to Iron Whare Hut. A roughly cut track providing an alternative access to this historic hut. ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd

Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd

Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd   More ▶︎
Boyd Lodge

Boyd Lodge

Tucked into the beech forest overlooking golden tussock terraces, Boyd Hut is the place to be during the deer-hunting season.   More ▶︎
Boyd Lodge

Boyd Lodge

Nestled above the Ngaruroro River terraces, Boyd Hut is a classic 'Lockwood' style cabin, with two cabins either side of ...   More ▶︎
Boyd Lodge

Boyd Lodge

Perhaps NZ's premier hunting hut, nestled above the wide open spaces of the Ngaruroro River valley. Boyd Hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Ngaruroro River

Ngaruroro River

Ngaruroro river about 2km south of Boyd lodge at the boundary of both Kaweka and Kaimanawa Forest Parks. The cliffs ...   More ▶︎
Wilding Pines in the eastern Kawekas

Wilding Pines in the eastern Kawekas

Pines on Black Birch Ridge   More ▶︎
Winter in the Kaimanawas

Winter in the Kaimanawas

Looking north from point 1365 towards Maungaorangi   More ▶︎
Boyd Lodge

Boyd Lodge

Year 10 campers often take over this hut in early December. Boyd sheltered 32 people one rainy night.   More ▶︎

Manson Biv

NZFS biv built 1966, just inside the bushline on a hill in the Manson Country, Kaweka Forest.   More ▶︎
Black Birch Bivouac (Kawekas)

Black Birch Bivouac (Kawekas)

Black Birch Biv in the eastern Kawekas. A little-used dog-box biv on a 1000m range sitting across the Donald River ...   More ▶︎
Black Birch Biv (Kaweka)

Black Birch Biv (Kaweka)

Black Birch biv   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut. A standard 4-bunk forestry hut on the Ngaruroro river. Steep tracks climb 600-700m onto 3 surrounding ranges ...   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

3rd hut up river from Kuripapango. 4 comfortable bunks. Awesome view up river from the bench seat just outside. About ...   More ▶︎

Rocks Ahead Biv

Rocks Ahead Biv   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Makino Hut (sleeps 6, stove, firewood available, tank water) sits above the deep Makino and Mohaka valleys. The hut lies ...   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Standard Kaweka Orange 6-bunker in clearing. Dig the deer antlers on the rooftop.   More ▶︎
The antlers are no more!

The antlers are no more!

Makino hut after recent tidy-up.   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

6 Bunk hut in the kaweka forest park. Small tidy warm, fire and water very pleasant   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut from a distance

Rocky Hill Hut from a distance

tussock   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut

Rocky Hill Hut

Private Hunters Hut on Mt Meany   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut

Rocky Hill Hut

This is a private hut on private land which isn't listed on the maps. Mostly frequented by hunters but seems ...   More ▶︎

Mangatainoka Hut

Mangatainoka hut   More ▶︎
Kaimanawa Forest Park - East Taupo Lands Trust Boundary

Kaimanawa Forest Park - East Taupo Lands Trust Boundary

I like to have this track loaded into my GPS whenever I am in the Kaimanawas because the boundary is ...   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut (historic)

Old Manson Hut (historic)

A slab-built 1940s hut in the Kaweka Forest park. The historic Manson Hut has been restored to original condition, and ...   More ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

entering the gorge - looking upstream - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut

Old Manson Hut

The historic Manson Hut - 100m below the new hut in the Kaweka Ranges. The hut was built in the ...   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut interior

Old Manson Hut interior

The inside of the historic Manson Hut   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

The Makino Bivouac is very basic, consisting of a waist height A-frame of corrigated iron on the forest floor. No ...   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

Basic shelter, no water. Was dry inside but with no door and "ventilated" construction it could be a bit cool ...   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson hut   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson Hut Kaweka Forest Park 2008   More ▶︎
Mt Meany Flats Hut

Mt Meany Flats Hut

pic of hut   More ▶︎
Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

The hut is known as Otutu Island Hut (aka Mt Meany Flats Hut). It's a private hunters hut. Contact Kahu ...   More ▶︎
Comet Hut - still there and looking good.

Comet Hut - still there and looking good.

Despite being slated for removal several years ago hut seems well maintained and in good order. Change of heart from ...   More ▶︎
Hinemiaia winter

Hinemiaia winter

Winter August 2008 wandering into Cascade hut   More ▶︎
Comet Hut

Comet Hut

A small hut in the Southern Kawekas. Can be driven to, but is also on the track between Shutes Hut ...   More ▶︎
Comet Hut appears to have a new name...

Comet Hut appears to have a new name...

Not sure of background story here. The start of a nationwide renaming program perhaps?   More ▶︎
Comet Hut

Comet Hut

Comet hut (sleeps 4, tank water) is classed as a basic hut / biv, but is comfortable and of a ...   More ▶︎
Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio on the Mohaka River, Hawkes Bay.   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu hut: a lovely 6-bunk hut on the last ridge of crown land before the tussock plateaus that run down ...   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Located on the side of the Mohaka River. It's only 30-40 minutes walk to Mangatainoka Hot Springs from here, and ...   More ▶︎
Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Only 45 minutes tramp from Te Puia Lodge, these hot springs are certainly worth the effort of getting there. The ...   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

good camping in front of the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Only 2-3 hours from the Makahu road end and Makatutu Hot Springs and 45 mins from the Mangatainoka Hot Springs ...   More ▶︎
Kawekas from Mackintosh

Kawekas from Mackintosh

Kaweka Range from Mackintosh plateau   More ▶︎
Pinus Contorta Lane

Pinus Contorta Lane

Track from Comet to Shutes   More ▶︎
Mohaka River, Kaweka FP

Mohaka River, Kaweka FP

A stunning walk alongside the river takes you to Te Puia Lodge (2.5 hrs), the Mangatainoka hot pools (3hrs 15), ...   More ▶︎
Inside the Blowhard Shelter

Inside the Blowhard Shelter

Basic shelter for a large group in rain   More ▶︎
Blowhard Shelter

Blowhard Shelter

No bunks. Just a trodden earth floor, some wooden seats and a table. However would be a welcome shelter for ...   More ▶︎
Blowhard Shelter

Blowhard Shelter

Driving over the Napier-Taihape Rd we found this shelter a few hundred metres off the main road down a side ...   More ▶︎
My how the landscape has changed

My how the landscape has changed

This is the exact spot where Stanfield's Whare was located. Not a sign of it now, the nearest bush is ...   More ▶︎
Stanfield's Whare

Stanfield's Whare

Stanfield's from the outside is very picturesque   More ▶︎
Stanfield's Whare

Stanfield's Whare

Despite the rustic nature of thus hut, Winston found this bunk to be quite comfortable   More ▶︎
Stanfield's Whare (destroyed)

Stanfield's Whare (destroyed)

All gone - See related photo. Was a historic hut on the banks of the Tauranga-Taupo just downstream of Cascade Hut. ...   More ▶︎
Access to the Whirinaki and Matakuhia Areas

Access to the Whirinaki and Matakuhia Areas

Most of the forest roads in the Kaiangaroa Forest require you to have a permit. At the moment they are ...   More ▶︎